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Jan 4, 2010 8:00 AM

Bienville crash kills West Monroe man

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.

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Information from: The Times, http://www.shreveporttimes.com

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