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Oakdale man killed in Sunday night crash in Vinton

Posted at 11:43 AM, Nov 19, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-19 12:43:22-05

An Oakdale man is dead following a crash Sunday in Vinton.

The Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office reports that on Sunday, November 18 at around 11:45 p.m.  Deputies were dispatched to the 4000 block of Navajo Trail in Vinton in reference to a one-vehicle crash.

The driver, 34-year-old Richard Hammer of Oakdale, was traveling eastbound on Navajo Trail when his car left the roadway and impacted with a culvert. Investigators say the car flipped, ejecting the driver.

Hammer was pronounced dead at the scene.  Hammer was the only person in the car.