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State Police: Drinking suspected in Assumption Parish fatal crash

A Pierre Part man lost his life in a single fatal crash this morning on the LA 401 at around 1 a.m. in Assumption Parish after being ejected from his vehicle when it rolled over.

According to Tfc. Evan Harrell of the Louisiana State Police Troop C, an investigation in the incident revealed that 30-year old Kerry Huey was driving a  2005 Dodge Ram eastward on LA 401 in Napoleonville, La.  The truck ran off to the right side of the road, and Huey over-corrected as he tried to move back into the lane.

The attempt caused the vehicle to rotate counter clockwise and crossed both lanes of the LA 401. The Dodge then rolled after reaching the left side of the LA 401, and Huey was ejected.

He was not wearing a seatbelt.

Huey was pronounced dead on the scene by the Assumption Parish Coroner's Office.

Harrell reports that State Troopers suspect Huey was intoxicated at the time of the crash, and they are waiting on toxicology results.

The crash remains under investigation.

Troopers stated they wish to remind everyone to have a designated driver and help make this holiday season a safe one. They also stated that while all crashes are not survivable, wearing your seatbelt can greatly reduce the chance of death or injury in a crash.

If you witness or experience hazardous driving situations, Troopers state you can dial *577 (*LSP) for help.

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