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State Police continue investigation into Bienville Parish flooding death
BIENVILLE PARISH - Louisiana State Police are still investigating a fatal crash in Bienville Parish that left one dead after witnesses have issued accounts that contradict initial reports of how the crash happened.
On Thursday, State Police reported that 63-year-old Jerry Garrett drowned after he drove his vehicle around road closure barricades that were in place at the intersection of LA 4 and LA 9 due to flooding. Troopers said his vehicle drifted off the roadway and became fully submerged.
Rescuers were able to get Garrett’s 70-year-old wife out of the vehicle, but the man died during the incident.
However, State Police say they have received information that questions whether barricades were in fact in place at the intersection at the time of the crash. Troopers are now continuing to interview witnesses to gather accurate information about the incident.
Anyone that can assist Troopers with their investigation is urged to call LSP at (318) 741-7411.
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