56-year-old man dies in Pointe Coupee crash

56-year-old man dies in Pointe Coupee crash
Monday, July 7, 2014 - 5:44pm

Izel Givens, 56, of Maringouin, was killed in a single-vehicle crash on Monday morning around 11:30 a.m. on Highway 977 in Pointe Couppee Parish south of Highway 77.

Louisiana State Police say the crash happened as Givens was driving southbound on LA 977 when his vehicle drifted into the northbound lane. Givens then overcorrected, and the vehicle ran off the right side of the roadway and hit a tree.

Givens, who was not wearing a seatbelt, was thrown from the car and suffered fatal injuries.

Police do not suspect driver impairment, but took a toxicology sample.

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