Single-vehicle crash in Pointe Coupee leaves one dead

POINTE COUPEE PARISH, LA (WAFB) - A single-vehicle crash in Pointe Coupee Parish left an 18-year-old dead.

The crash occurred on LA 77 south of LA 81. The victim was Hunter T. Kirkland.

Kirkland was driving on a left-hand curve when his vehicle ran off the roadway. After leaving the roadway, Kirkland overcorrected causing his vehicle to cross back across both lanes of LA 77. His vehicle then struck a utility pole.

State Police Troopers said Kirkland was wearing his seatbelt. A toxicology sample has been submitted to the Louisiana State Police Crime Lab for analysis.

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