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Feb 8, 2013 8:20 AM by AP

Driver killed in Tangipahoa Parish crash

PONCHATOULA, La. (AP) - State police say a Madisonville man was killed in a one-vehicle accident in Tangipahoa Parish

The accident happened just before 1 p.m. Thursday on La. Highway 445 east of Ponchatoula.

Trooper Nick Manale says 33-year-old Justin Estopinal was northbound when he lost control of his SUV, ran off the highway, struck a dirt embankment and hit a utility pole and large tree.

Manale says Estopinal was not wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash and was pronounced dead at the scene by the Tangipahoa Parish Coroner's Office.

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