Pickup runs off road, into trees, killing Claiborne Parish man

Pickup runs off road, into trees, killing Claiborne Parish man
A Claiborne Parish man died when his pickup ran off the road and struck some trees the afternoon of May 13, according to Louisiana State Police. (Source: Louisiana State Police)

CLAIBORNE PARISH, LA (KSLA) - A Haynesville man died when his truck ran off the road and into some trees about eight miles southeast of the Claiborne Parish town, authorities say.

Joe Bell, 61, was pronounced dead Monday afternoon at the scene of the crash on Louisiana Highway 520, according to Louisiana State Police.

Bell was driving a 2011 Ford pickup west on LA 520 when the accident occurred shortly after 1 p.m. just west of Bell Hill Road, Trooper Brent Hardy said.

Preliminary investigation shows Bell’s truck crossed the eastbound lane, exited the left side of the road then crashed into several trees.

Routine toxicology samples were obtained and will be submitted for analysis.

Troop G has investigated nine fatal crashes resulting in nine deaths this year.

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