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Man killed in Ascension Parish accident

1 year ago May 26, 2014 May 26, 2014 Monday, May 26 2014 Monday, May 26, 2014 6:30:47 AM CDT in News
Source: St. Amant Fire Department, Louisiana State Police
Topics : fatal car crash

ST. AMANT - Crews had just found the body of a man who fell off a boat in the Diversion Canal when a car crash nearby claimed the life of a Holden man.

According to Fire Chief James Leblanc, the accident happened at 3:00 a.m. Monday morning on Hwy. 22 near the Ascension-Livingston Parish line.

State Police say 48-year-old Lawrence Lambert failed to negotiate a turn, ran into a ditch and hit a protection levee, flipping the truck on its roof. Investigators determined he was not wearing his seat belt at the time of the accident.

Toxicology results are unknown at this time.

Originally, the St. Amant Fire Department told WBRZ that it was a young boy that had been killed, but LSP is reporting that Lambert was killed in the crash.

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