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LA 371 near Heflin closed after fatal accident

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Louisiana State Police say it appears the van was heading northbound when it crossed the center line and struck the fully-loaded log truck head-on and caught fire. Louisiana State Police say it appears the van was heading northbound when it crossed the center line and struck the fully-loaded log truck head-on and caught fire.
WEBSTER PARISH, LA (KSLA) -

A Coushatta man is dead following a two-vehicle crash Friday on Hwy. 371 about two miles south of Hwy. 531 in Webster Parish.

Louisiana State Troopers say Bobby Young, 66, was driving north on Hwy. 371 in his Ford Aero Van about 12:30 p.m. when, for reasons still under investigation, his vehicle crossed the center line and struck head-on a tractor-trailor driven by Herbert Sawyer, 49, of West Monroe.

Young's van the left the road and overturned. Authorities say that Young was not wearing his seatbelt. He was thrown from his van and was pronounced dead at the scene by the Webster Parish coroner.

Toxicology samples were obtained and submitted for analysis.

The crash remains under investigation.

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