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Impairment suspected in Ouachita Parish fatal crash

Impairment suspected in Ouachita Parish fatal crash
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POSTED: Wednesday, October 16, 2013 - 1:00pm

UPDATED: Wednesday, October 16, 2013 - 1:04pm

A man died in a single-vehicle crash in Ouachita Parish, and impairment is suspected.

On October 15, at 4:24 p.m., State Troopers responded to a single-vehicle fatal crash on I-20 about 4 miles west of West Monroe.

The preliminary investigation revealed that 1995 Dodge pickup, driven by Bobby Childers, 47, of West Monroe, was traveling west on I-20 when it drove off the left side of the road and into the median. The Dodge then traveled back across both westbound lanes, off the right side of I-20 where it rotated counterclockwise and began overturning.

Childers was properly restrained. Childers suffered fatal injuries as a result of the crash and was pronounced dead at the scene by the Ouachita Parish Coroner’s Office.

Alcohol use is suspected. A toxicology sample was taken and submitted for analysis. The crash remains under investigation.

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