Single-vehicle crash severely injures Ruston man

Single-vehicle crash severely injures Ruston man

POSTED: Wednesday, March 13, 2013 - 12:00pm

UPDATED: Wednesday, March 13, 2013 - 12:04pm

A crash involving unrestrained motorists has put two men in the hospital.

On March 12, shortly after 1:00 p.m., Louisiana State Police Troop G investigated a one-vehicle crash on I-20 in Bienville Parish, about 2 miles west of LA Highway 154.

The preliminary investigation revealed that a 2002 Chevrolet Trailblazer, driven by Gabriel Murphy, 25, was traveling west on I-20 when his right rear tire blew out, causing the vehicle exit the roadway, enter the median, and overturn.

Neither Murphy nor his passenger, Reva Johnson, 22, of Quitman, was wearing a seatbelt.

Murphy was ejected from the vehicle and sustained severe injuries during the crash. Johnson was not ejected, but was pinned in the vehicle, and sustained moderate injuries during the crash.

Both Murphy and Johnson were transported to a local hospital for treatment.

Impairment is not a suspected factor in this crash. This crash remains under investigation.

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