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Plain Dealing man fatally injured in Bossier wreck

A two-vehicle crash Sunday evening in Bossier Parish left a Plain Dealing man dead. A two-vehicle crash Sunday evening in Bossier Parish left a Plain Dealing man dead.
BOSSIER PARISH, LA (KSLA) -

A Plain Dealing man is dead after a two-vehicle wreck Sunday evening in Bossier Parish.

State police said that man, Joseph D. Mims, 68, was not wearing a seat belt. They also believe he was speeding down Louisiana Hwy. 3 and was under the influence of alcohol at the time of the crash.

Mims, driving a 2002 Pontiac Grand Am, was heading south about two miles south of Hwy. 160, speeding and trying to pass four other southbound vehicles. As he was passing, a vehicle heading north approached in the opposite lane and Mims swerved back into the southbound lane to avoid a head-on crash, police said.

Mims' Pontiac then struck a 2013 Dodge Dart driven by Jonathon P. Booth, 33 of Shreveport, causing both vehicles to lose control and go off the road, crashing.

Mims was pronounced dead on the scene while Booth, who was buckled in, was not injured, police said.

A toxicology sample was taken from Mims and will be submitted for analysis. The crash remains under investigation.

Troop G has investigated 11 fatal wrecks resulting in 12 deaths this year.

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