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Mar 17, 2010 10:46 AM by Jim Hummel

One Dead After Car Plunges Into Atchafalaya River

St. Landry Parish Sheriff Bobby Guidroz says one person is dead after a car plunged into the Atchafalaya River in Melville. 

Witnesses say the driver of the car lost control, struck a barricade and plunged into the Atchafalaya River just as the Melville Ferry was pulling in.  The car was wedged underneath the ferry. 

An investigation is underway.

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