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Elderly man not wearing seat belt dead after veering off road, hitting multiple trees

Published: Aug. 4, 2021 at 5:42 PM CDT|Updated: Aug. 5, 2021 at 9:05 AM CDT
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SABINE PARISH, La. (KSLA) - An elderly man is dead after a crash on LA Highway 3229 in Sabine Parish, Louisiana State Police reports.

The wreck happened Aug. 4 around 4 p.m. on Highway 3229 north of Highway 482. The wreck claimed the life of Garlon Slay, 73, of Zwolle.

LSP’s initial investigation shows a 2006 Toyota Corolla being driven by Slay was headed north on 3229, when for reasons still under investigation, Slay’s car headed off the highway and hit multiple trees.

Police say Slay was not wearing his seat belt and was pronounced dead on scene. The passenger, who was wearing their seat belt, received minor injuries and was taken to a local hospital. A toxicology sample was taken from Slay for analysis.

The wreck is still under investigation.

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