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Maurice man killed in St. Landry Parish crash

UPDATE: Charges dropped in fatal Calcasieu Parish crash
Posted at 7:08 AM, Aug 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-14 08:08:25-04

A Maurice man has died following a single-vehicle crash Thursday night on LA Hwy 10 in St. Landry Parish.

Louisiana State Police Troop I says they crash occurred around 9:30 pm on August 13 near LA Hwy 182 and claimed the life of 45-year-old Daniel Scott Palmer of Maurice.

An investigation by State Police revealed that Palmer was driving westbound on LA 10 when, for unknown reasons, he failed to negotiate a left curve and exited the roadway.

Upon exiting the roadway, Palmer's vehicle struck the embankment of a small canal.

Troopers say Palmer was restrained at the time of the crash.

He was transported to a local hospital where he later died from his injuries.

Impairment in unknown. Troopers say that standard toxicology samples were taken for analysis.

The crash remains under investigation.

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