Man killed in Ascension Friday night crash
PRAIRIEVILLE - A 43-year-old man died after being thrown from his truck during a crash Friday night.
The wreck happened at the intersection of US 61 and LA 73 around 9 p.m. State Police said Robert Edwards, Gonzales, was driving a larger pickup behind a sedan when he ran into the back, side of the car in front of him. Edwards' pickup overturned multiple times following the collision.
Edwards was not wearing a seatbelt and was thrown from the vehicle. He died at the scene.
Investigators said it is unknown if Edwards was intoxicated, and as is customary in a deadly crash, a toxicology sample will be taken for analysis. The other driver was not impaired, was wearing a seatbelt and survived the crash.
Follow the publisher of this post on Twitter: @treyschmaltz
Desktop NewsClick to open Continuous News in a sidebar that updates in real-time.
A 10-year-old businesswoman putting her stamp on the skin-care industry
Woman bites camel to save herself after freak encounter in Iberville Parish
Officer shot, killed in Mandeville was former Marine; leaves behind 7 children
East Baton Rouge on track to break record number of overdose deaths
FEMA issues Livingston Parish deadline for flood prevention master plan
Southern Center Jaylon Brinson excited to play in front of home town
Fans' Choice Award Winner 2019: Week 1- Isaiah Jones
Coach O Postgame after Lsu defeats Texas 45-38
Hunter Register leads Southern's offense despite loss to McNeese
Taylor Bannister's journey to becoming a LSU Volleyball Superstar