Impairment suspected cause of fatal crash on US 371

Police responded to the accident on Tuesday, Aug. 31.
Police responded to the accident on Tuesday, Aug. 31.(Gray News)
Published: Sep. 1, 2021 at 12:19 PM CDT|Updated: Sep. 1, 2021 at 3:46 PM CDT
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WEBSTER PARISH, La. (KSLA) - Louisiana State Police responded to a crash just before 12 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 31.

The crash occurred on U.S. Highway 371 near Thomasville Road at Sarepta.

Louisiana State Police reports that the driver, 26-year-old Springhill resident Michael Allen Jr., was suspected of being impaired. For reasons still undetermined by police, he lost control of the vehicle and it left the roadway and began to overturn.

His passenger, 26-year-old Sarepta resident Seth Poole, was not wearing a seatbelt and was ejected from the car. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Allen Jr. was only reported with minor injuries.

LSP’s Bossier City-based Troop G has investigated 21 fatal crashes resulting in 22 deaths this year.

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