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Abbeville man dies in Sunday crash

Posted at 11:59 AM, Jul 28, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-28 12:59:22-04

An Abbeville man died early Sunday in a crash, State Police say.

Torlin WIlliams, 54, died in the crash, which happened about 2 a.m. on La. 14 west of Odilon Road, trooper say.

Williams was traveling west on La 14 at the time, trooper say. For some unknown reason, his car crossed the center lane in a curve and hit an east-bound car head-on. The impact caused Williams' vehicle split in half, trooper say.

The other driver and a passenger in her car both were wearing their seat belts and suffered non-life-threatening injuries, troopers say.

Williams was pronounced dead at the scene. His car was damaged to severely that troopers don't know if he was wearing a seat belt.

Impairment is unknown, but toxicology samples were taken from the drivers for analysis. This crash remains under investigation. There is no further information available at this time.

Louisiana State Troopers say they would like to take this opportunity to remind motorists to always make good decisions while operating motor vehicles: Never drive while impaired, fatigued, or distracted, always ensure every occupant is properly restrained, and follow all traffic laws. Taking simple precautions such as these can often mean the difference between life and death.