Son of Sabine Parish Deputy dies in car accident

Sabine Parish, LA(KSLA)- Louisiana State Troopers were dispatched to the scene of a single vehicle rollover accident around 2:15 Saturday morning. The accident happened near LA Hwy 1215 at the Aimwell Bridge. Police say the driver was killed in the crash and his passenger was injured.

According to State Police, Matthew T. Rivers, 23, of Zwolle, was driving a 2008 Chevrolet pickup, going east bound on LA Hwy 1215 when he lost control and exited the right side of the roadway. After exiting the roadway, the vehicle collided with a bridge guardrail.  

Rivers was not wearing his seatbelt and was partially ejected from the car. He was pronounced dead at the scene. Rivers is the son of Sabine Parish Deputy Randy Rivers.

The only passenger, Adam W. Ezernack, 25, of Zwolle, received moderate injuries and was transported to Sabine Medical Center.

Routine toxicology tests are pending and the crash remains under investigation.

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