Ark. soldier dies in Natchitoches car crash

Natchitoches, LA (KSLA) - An Arkansas man has died in a single vehicle crash in Natchitoches Parish.  Louisiana State Police Troop E Troopers responded to the crash at about 1:00 pm Saturday.

The investigation revealed that a 1994 Ford Explorer was traveling east on LA Hwy 120, approximately nine miles north of LA Hwy 6, when it ran off the right side of the road in a curve. After leaving the roadway, the Explorer entered a ditch and the driver then over-corrected back to the left as he attempted to re-enter the roadway.  The Explorer then began to rotate to the left and ultimately rolled over coming to rest on its passenger side.

The driver, identified as 19-year-old Allen Yancey from Bald Knob, Arkansas, was the only occupant of the car. He was partially ejected from the vehicle in the crash and was reportedly not wearing a seat belt. The driver was  He was pronounced dead at the scene by the Natchitoches Parish Coroner's Office. Yancey was an active duty soldier assigned to Fort Polk.

Impairment is not suspected, but routine toxicology tests are pending. Troop E Troopers have investigated 32 fatal crashes for the year of 2010, resulting in 37 fatalities.