Unrestrained and allegedly impaired driver killed in DeSoto Parish
POSTED: Monday, August 26, 2013 - 11:30am
UPDATED: Monday, August 26, 2013 - 11:34am
DESOTO PARISH, LA — 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.