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Police identify man in fatal crash on Hwy 10 in Clinton

6 months 2 weeks 19 hours ago Sunday, December 30 2018 Dec 30, 2018 December 30, 2018 6:00 PM December 30, 2018 in News
Source: WBRZ

CLINTON- One man is dead following a single car wreck on Hwy 10 near Folly Brown Road.

Louisiana State Police identified the deceased to be 37-year-old Melvin J. Bates II.

Bates was driving a 2012 Honda Accord eastbound on LA Hwy 10 around 3 p.m. Sunday. Police say the vehicle ran off the road to the right then crossed back left to exit the Hwy. Upon exiting the car then crashed into a tree.

Bates was unrestrained and suffered fatal injuries. Authorities say he was pronounced dead at the scene.

A toxicology sample was obtained from Bates and submitted to the Louisiana State Police Crime Lab for analysis. This crash remains under investigation.

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