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Jun 18, 2013 4:45 PM by PRESS RELEASE (PHOTO COURTESY: MGN ONLINE)

Abbeville Man Dies Following Crash

Last night, Troopers with Louisiana State Police Troop I investigated a single vehicle crash on LA Highway 82 near Marlin Road which claimed the life of an Abbeville man.

According to investigating Troopers, on June 17, 2013, at 6:51 p.m., 44-year-old Darren Mouton of Abbeville, was driving a Chevrolet Corvette south on LA Highway 82. For reasons still under investigation, Mouton traveled off the right side of the road, overcorrected left and struck a ditch embankment on the left side of the road.

Mouton was restrained and was transported to a local hospital with life threatening injuries. At about 3:00 a.m. this morning, Mouton died as a result of his injuries.

It is unknown if impairment was a factor in this crash; however, routine toxicology samples were obtained and have been submitted for analysis.

This crash remains under investigation.

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