Minden man dies in crash after running into a tree

Minden man dies in crash after running into a tree
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POSTED: Wednesday, June 19, 2013 - 11:00am

UPDATED: Wednesday, June 19, 2013 - 11:04am

A man has died after a fatal crash in Webster Parish.

On June 18, at 8:02 p.m., Troopers assigned to Louisiana State Police Troop G responded to a single vehicle fatal crash on Louisiana Highway 518 east of U.S. Highway 79.

The preliminary investigation revealed that a vehicle driven by Joshua Shine, 18, of Minden, was traveling east on Louisiana Highway 518 at a high rate of speed when it drove off the road and struck a tree.

Shine was properly restrained; however, he suffered fatal injuries as a result of the crash and was pronounced dead at the scene by the Webster Parish Coroner’s Office.

Alcohol use is not suspected. A routine toxicology sample was obtained from Shine and will be submitted for analysis. The crash remains under investigation.

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