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Pineville man killed in Rapides Parish crash

Fatal crash
Posted at 12:00 PM, Jan 07, 2020

A Pineville man was killed Monday following a single-vehicle crash in Rapides Parish.

State Police says that on January 6, 2020, they responded to a single-vehicle crash. The driver, according to troopers, was not wearing a seat belt and was ejected from the vehicle.

An investigation by State Police revealed the crash occurred on LA Hwy 1205 near LA Hwy 28 East, east of Pineville. The crash involved a 2003 Chevrolet Trailblazer, driven by 48-year-old Danny J. Obrien Jr.

For unknown reasons, while traveling southbound on LA Hwy 1205, Obrien Jr. lost control, exited the left side of the roadway, and began to overturn. Obrien Jr. sustained serious injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene. Routine toxicology tests are pending.

The crash remains under investigation.