Minden Press-Herald

Thursday
Oct 02nd

One dies in Friday crash

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A two-vehicle crash on U.S. Highway 371 about two miles south of LA Highway 531 in Webster Parish Friday claimed the life of a Coushatta man.

A preliminary investigation by Troop G revealed that a 1996 Ford Aero van driven by 66-year-old Bobby Young of Coushatta was traveling north on Hwy. 371, when for reasons still under investigation, Young's vehicle crossed the center line and struck head-on a 1998 Peterbilt fully-loaded log truck driven by 49-year-old Herbert Sawyer of West Monroe.

Young's vehicle then exited the right side of the roadway and overturned. Young was not wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash and was ejected from the vehicle. He was pronounced dead at the scene by the Webster Parish Coroner.

Toxicology samples were obtained and submitted for analysis. This crash remains under investigation.

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