Fordoche man killed in Pointe Coupee Parish accident
LIVONIA, La. - Louisiana State Police say impairment is suspected in a crash that took the life of a Pointe Coupee man.
Just after midnight Saturday, State Police Troop A began investigations on a single vehicle fatality accident on LA 77, south of LA 81.
State Police say that Matthew Martin, 29, was travelling southbound on LA 77, when his vehicle drove off the right side of the road in a left hand curve. Martin tried to overcorrect the turn, causing his vehicle to rotate counter-clockwise.
The vehicle came to a stop after striking a tree on the passenger side.
Martin was unrestrained at the time of the crash. He was pronounced dead on scene.
Troopers suspect impairment to be a factor in the crash. A toxicology sample was taken from Martin and will be submitted to the Louisiana State Police Crime Lab for analysis.
Follow the publisher of this post on Twitter: @MVinsanau
Desktop NewsClick to open Continuous News in a sidebar that updates in real-time.
Parents say Baton Rouge police took 20 minutes to respond to potential...
'It's a long time coming': Iberville Parish President pleased with potential bridge...
In wake of two boating fatalities, Pointe Coupee officials hoping for safe...
Some hurricane plans to change in Tangipahoa after Ida
Location for new bridge narrowed down to three options, all in Iberville...
Southern baseball walks off Jackson State in SWAC Tournament
Southern baseball wins game one 21-2 over Alcorn
VIDEO: Former Saints and Tiger Devery Henderson talks about the difference between...
New NCAA rules tweak opens door for more SEC dominance
VIDEO: Devery Henderson Talk about Bluegrass Miracle and the Saints "Rebirth game"