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Unrestrained Lake Providence man dies in East Carroll Parish crash

LAKE PROVIDENCE, La. - An unrestrained man lost his life this morning after the vehicle he was driving traveled off the road and began to overturn.        

Shortly after 5:30 a.m., Louisiana State Police Troop F responded to a single-vehicle crash on LA Hwy 596 just north of Lake Providence.  The preliminary investigation revealed a 1999 Lexus SUV, driven by 65-year-old Willie Williams of Lake Providence, was traveling north on LA Hwy 596 when the vehicle traveled off the right side of the road.  Williams then overcorrected his vehicle, traveled across both lanes, entered a ditch, and began overturning.   

Williams was ejected and pronounced dead at the scene by the East Carroll Parish Coroner’s Office.     

A toxicology sample was obtained and will be submitted for analysis.  The crash remains under investigation.

Troopers wish to remind motorists of the importance of seat belt use.  Louisiana law requires that every person in a motor vehicle, regardless of seating position, always remain buckled up.  Statistics show that the chances of surviving a violent crash rise significantly when properly restrained.  Taking the time to buckle up before every trip is the single most effective thing you can do to protect yourself in a crash.

In 2018, Troop F has investigated 1 fatal crash resulting in 1 death.


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