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Jennings man killed in LA Hwy 395 crash in Jeff Davis Parish

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Posted at 9:55 AM, Jun 10, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-10 10:55:16-04

JEFF DAVIS PARISH — A Jennings man is dead following a crash in Jeff Davis Parish just after midnight.

Louisiana State Police say that on June 10, 2020, at around 12:15 a.m., Troopers from Troop D responded to a single-vehicle, fatal crash on Louisiana Highway 395 near Bucklin Road in Jefferson Davis Parish. The crash claimed the life of 34-year-old Roy Mallett of Jennings.

An investigation revealed a pickup truck, driven by Mallett, was traveling south on LA Hwy 395 when for unknown reasons the truck crossed the center line, ran off the left side of the roadway and entered a ditch. State Police say the vehicle then traveled back across the roadway and ran off the right side of the road. After running off the right side of the roadway, the truck struck the embankment of a ditch and rolled over.

Mallett was not wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash and was partially ejected from the vehicle. He was pronounced deceased at the scene.

Impairment is unknown at this time, but a toxicology sample was obtained from the driver and will be submitted for analysis.

The crash remains under investigation.

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