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Jan 14, 2013 6:26 AM

Troopers Investigate Double Fatality Crash on I-55

PONCHATOULA, La. (AP) - Louisiana State Police says a two vehicle crash on Interstate 55 in Ponchatoula took the lives of two Mississippi residents.
Troopers say the crash occurred Sunday evening as an SUV driven by 23-year-old Brandon Hampton of Clinton, Miss., was traveling north in the right lane of Interstate 55. Investigators say Hampton's vehicle drifted left and hit the right side of an 18 wheeler. After impact, the SUV ran off road and overturn in a canal in approximately five feet of water.
Trooper Nick Manale said Hampton and front seat passenger, 23-year-old Amanda Booker of Jackson, Miss., were unable to exit the vehicle and were pronounced dead at the scene.
The accident remains under investigation.

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