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Fatal car crash in East Feliciana Parish claims one life

1 week 1 hour 51 minutes ago Saturday, May 23 2020 May 23, 2020 May 23, 2020 9:46 PM May 23, 2020 in News
Source: WBRZ Staff

JACKSON - Troopers are investigating a fatal car crash that happened Saturday afternoon.

According to Louisiana State Police, around 1 p.m. authorities responded to US Hwy 61 in reference to a single-vehicle crash that claimed the life of 55-year-old Benjamin Young of Greensburg.

The incident occurred on n US Hwy 61 south of LA Hwy 68 in East Feliciana Parish.

Officials discovered that when Young was traveling southbound on US Hwy 61 in a 2013 Ford F-350 he ran off the road and struck a tree. Striking the tree caused the vehicle to overturn and enter a ravine.

Young was pronounced dead on the scene.

Impairment is unknown at this time, but a toxicology sample was taken from Young for testing. 

The investigation is still ongoing. 

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