Unrestrained and allegedly impaired driver killed in DeSoto Parish

Unrestrained and allegedly impaired driver killed in DeSoto Parish
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POSTED: Monday, August 26, 2013 - 10:30am

UPDATED: Monday, August 26, 2013 - 10:34am

A Mansfield man has died as a result of a single vehicle crash.

On August 25 at 3:15 a.m., State Troopers responded to a single vehicle fatal crash on I-49 north of Louisiana Highway 3276.

The preliminary investigation revealed that 1999 Ford Crown Victoria, driven by Newman Davis, 48, was traveling south on I-49 when it exited a curve to the left and drove off the right side of the road. The Ford traveled down an embankment, rotated clockwise and struck a tree on the driver’s side door.

Davis was not properly restrained. Davis suffered fatal injuries as a result of the crash and was pronounced dead at the scene by the DeSoto 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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