Truck slams into tree, killing driver

Source: Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office
Source: Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office

ALBANY, LA (WAFB) - A 20-year-old man was pronounced dead after his truck flipped and slammed into a tree Monday evening.

According to the Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office, Brooks Newell of Independence was killed when his 1990 GMC pickup hit a tree near Pea Ridge Road in Albany around 7:30 p.m.

Deputies reported Newell had to be extricated from the vehicle. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Deputies said his truck was the only vehicle involved.

The cause of the crash is under investigation.

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