Allegedly impaired driver killed in wreck

Wednesday, November 16, 2011 - 3:35pm

A Converse man dies in a single vehicle crash in DeSoto Parish Wednesday morning.

At about 7:05 a.m., Louisiana state troopers were dispatched to a one-vehicle fatal crash on LA 481, about 5 miles south of US 84, in DeSoto Parish. Investigators found a truck was traveling south on LA 481 when the driver lost control of the vehicle and ran off the right side of the roadway. The truck went through a ditch area and struck several trees before overturning onto its left side and coming to rest.

The driver, identified as 27-year-old , was pronounced dead at the scene by the DeSoto Parish Coroner's Office. Springer was not wearing his seat belt at the time of the crash. Impairment is suspected to be a factor and toxicology tests are pending.

From DeSoto Parish

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