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Aug 16, 2010 3:17 PM by Melissa Canone

Beaumont Man Dies from Injuries Sustained in Crash

Evangeline Parish- Early this morning, Louisiana State Police Troop I investigated a single vehicle crash on LA 1161 near Snooks Road that left a Beaumont, TX, man in critical condition. This afternoon the man succumbed to his injuries.

According to investigating troopers, on August 15, 2010, at about 2:30 a.m., 30-year-old Kendrick Stocker of Beaumont, TX, was driving south on LA 1161 in a 1995 Chevrolet truck. Stocker failed to negotiate a left curve, entered a ditch, and the vehicle began to overturn. Stocker, who was not wearing a seatbelt, was ejected from the vehicle.

Stocker was transported from the scene to a local hospital in critical condition. Toxicology samples were taken from Stocker and have been submitted to the State Police Crime Lab for analysis.

Troopers learned that shortly before 1:00 p.m. today, Stocker succumbed to his injuries while in the hospital.

This crash remains under investigation.

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