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Feb 27, 2014 9:05 AM by AP (Photo courtesy MGN Online)

1 killed, 1 injured in car wreck near Amelia

State police say a 34-year-old St. Mary Parish man died when his pickup rolled over in rainy conditions and struck several trees along La. Highway 182 in southern Assumption Parish east of Amelia.
Troopers say Aurelio Montelongo-Hernandez, of Bayou Vista, was eastbound on Highway 182 near La. Highway 622 about 5:30 a.m. Wednesday when the accident occurred.
Investigators say Montelongo-Hernandez, who was wearing his seat belt, was pronounced dead at the scene by the Assumption Parish Coroner's Office.
The crash remains under investigation, but troopers said worn tires combined with high speed in wet conditions may have been factors in the crash.
An unidentified front seat passenger was taken to Teche Regional Medical Center in Morgan City with minor injuries.

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