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Mar 25, 2010 7:36 AM

Opelousas man killed in crash

VILLE PLATTE, La. (AP) State police are investigating a single vehicle crash on U.S. Highway 167 south of Ville Platte that claimed the life of an Opelousas man.

Troopers say a pickup was southbound on Hwy. 167 Wednesday when the vehicle ran off the road and entered a ditch. The vehicle overturned and ejected both occupants.

Thirty-one-year-old Brandon Richard was pronounced dead at the scene by the Evangeline Parish coroner. The other occupant, 25-year-old Tradey Henry of Ville Platte, was transported o a local hospital with moderate injuries. Troopers are still working to identify the driver.

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