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One dead in head-on collision in Pointe Coupee

4 months 5 days 10 hours ago August 01, 2016 Aug 1, 2016 Monday, August 01 2016 August 01, 2016 9:00 AM in News
Source: WBRZ
By: Catherine Nguyen

VENTRESS - Louisiana State Police are investigating a fatal head-on collision on Highway 415, north of Highway 414 in Pointe Coupee Parish.

Joshua Mougeot, 29, died on the scene. According to police, Mougeot was traveling northbound on LA 415, whil Gregory Martin, 56, was traveling southbound. Mougeot crossed the median and hit Martin's vehicle head-on.

Mougeot was wearing his seatbelt at the time of the crash, but suffered fatal injuries. Martin was also properly restrained and received moderate injuries.

It is unknown why Mougeot crossed the median. Impairment is not suspected to be a factor of the crash, but a toxicology sample has been taken from both drivers for analysis.

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