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One dead after truck flips, strikes utility poles in Assumption Parish

7 months 4 weeks 1 hour ago Friday, April 02 2021 Apr 2, 2021 April 02, 2021 3:14 PM April 02, 2021 in News
Source: WBRZ Staff

PIERRE PART - Police said a crash in Assumption Parish killed a 21-year-old man and sent another person to the hospital Friday.

The crash happened around 2:30 a.m. on Belle River Road near Riverbend Street in Pierre Part. Officials said Kole M. Bahry was killed in the wreck. 

According to Louisiana State Police, a 2004 Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck was speeding on Belle River Road and went off road when it reached a curve in the highway. The truck then hit a utility pole, overturned and struck another utility pole. 

Bahry was not wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash and was pronounced dead at the scene.

The other occupant in the truck, 24-year-old Dean A. Putz, was also not wearing a seat belt and was partially ejected from the vehicle. Putz was seriously hurt and was taken to a Baton Rouge-area hospital. 

Police said the wreckage made it too difficult to immediately determine which person was driving the vehicle.

This crash remains under investigation.

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