Car crash claims the life of Donaldsonville man - WAFB 9 News Baton Rouge, Louisiana News, Weather, Sports

Man dies after getting thrown from car

Posted: Updated: Nov 20, 2011 11:40 AM
BELLE ROSE, LA (WAFB) -

Authorities said a man was killed Saturday evening in a single-vehicle crash.

It happened on LA 308 near Blanchard Street in the Belle Rose area of Assumption Parish.

The Louisiana State Police said Charles Garnett of Donaldsonville was driving northbound when his car drifted off the road and began to spin.

Troopers said as the car continued off the road, it hit a ditch embankment and went airborne.

They reported the car then flipped, throwing Garnett out of it. 

Garnett was taken to an area hospital, where he later died from his injuries. 

Troopers added impairment is suspected to be a factor in the crash.

The results of a toxicology exam are pending.

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