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Morrow man killed in vehicle crash

Posted: 5:14 PM, Aug 04, 2018
Updated: 2018-08-04 18:14:50-04

A man from St. Landry Parish has died from injuries he sustained in a crash this morning. 

State Police Troop I responded to the crash on LA 71, south of Lemoyne, shortly after 8:30 a.m. 

Troopers say 33-year-old Jovas Presley, of Morrow, was driving a pickup truck southbound on the highway when he drove off the side of the road. He then reentered the highway, crossed both lanes of travel before going into a ditch, causing the truck to overturn. 

According to a state police spokesman, Presley was not wearing a seatbelt and was partially ejected from the truck. 

He was in critical condition when taken to the hospital. He later died. 

Troopers say impairment is not suspected to be a factor in the crash; however, routine toxicology tests are pending. 

The crash remains under investigation.