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Port Allen man dies in accident with garbage truck

2 years 1 month 2 weeks ago September 07, 2014 Sep 7, 2014 Sunday, September 07 2014 September 07, 2014 2:28 PM in News
Source: Associated Press

PORT ALLEN, La. - State police say a Port Allen man died in a weekend traffic accident involving his car and a garbage truck.

The accident happened Saturday morning on Louisiana Highway 415 in West Baton Rouge Parish.

A state police news release says 59-year-old Frederick Brown Jr. was driving north on the highway at the time that the driver of the garbage truck was attempting to enter a median opening.

Brown's car struck the left rear corner of the garbage truck, crossed the median and crossed the southbound lanes before coming to rest in a ditch.

No charges were reported and police said neither driver was believed to be impaired, although toxicology reports were pending.

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