Man killed in late night crash

PORT VINCENT, LA (WAFB) - State Police say a man has been killed in a single vehicle crash.  The crash happened just after midnight on LA 42 just south of Watts Road.

An investigation revealed that William Stewart, 50, of Port Allen was driving east on LA 42 when he entered a curve. His vehicle crossed over into the westbound lane and off the shoulder into the gravel alongside the road.  The vehicle began to rotate, came back onto the roadway, crossed both lanes again and ran off the road to the right.  It then struck an embankment which sent the car airborne, it came to rest on its roof.

Stewart was not wearing a seat belt and was partially ejected from the car.  He was pronounced dead at the scene.  Troopers do suspect impairment to have been a factor in this crash.  The accident remains under investigation.

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