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Mar 1, 2013 8:55 AM by AP

Crash kills 1 in Union Parish

MARION, La. (AP) - State police are investigating a fatal single-vehicle crash in Union Parish.

The accident happened Thursday morning on La. Highway 33 south of Marion.

Troopers say an SUV being driven by 43-year-old William Gilbert of Marion was southbound when it left the roadway, struck a culvert and traveled about 65 feet before coming to rest on the driver side.

Troopers say Gilbert was wearing a seat belt. He was pronounced dead at the scene by the Union Parish Coroner's Office.

A 5-year-old passenger was not injured.


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