Posted: Jan 4, 2010 7:00 AM
Updated: Jan 4, 2010 7:00 AM
BIENVILLE, La. (AP) A single-vehicle crash in Bienville Parish has claimed the life of a West Monroe man.
State police say 41-year-old Michael H. Smith was killed Saturday when he lost control of his truck while northbound on state Highway 9 approaching its intersection with state Highway 4.
Troopers say the truck went into a shallow ditch and struck a tree.
Smith, who was not wearing a seat belt, was partially ejected.
Troopers tell The Times suspected marijuana use contributed to the crash.
Information from: The Times, http://www.shreveporttimes.com