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Walker man dies in crash, alcohol suspected and no seat belt

3 years ago August 07, 2011 Aug 7, 2011 Sunday, August 07 2011 Sunday, August 07, 2011 11:09:06 AM EDT in News
Source: LSP

BATON ROUGE - A dramatic single-vehicle crash in Livingston Saturday evening has claimed the life of a Walker man.

Troopers say Louis Smith III, 36, was driving a 2002 Ford Mustang east on LA 1019 when the road came to a right-hand curve.

The car continued to the right, ran off the roadway, and went into a ditch. The car struck a culvert, overturned, struck a tree, and landed on its roof.

Troopers say Smith was not wearing his seat belt at the time of the crash.

Troopers think alcohol played a factor in the crash and have submitted a sample of Smith's blood for analysis.

This crash remains under investigation.

Impaired driving and lack of seat belt use continue to be common parts of fatal crashes throughout the state.

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