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Police identify 22-year-old dump truck driver who died in accident

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BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -

State Police have identified the driver of a dump truck who died when his vehicle overturned Monday morning.

The victim is 22-year-old Will E. Wright, Jr. of Hammond.  It happened on Greenwell Springs Road near Jim Price Road south of Pride-Baywood Road in Baton Rouge.

Officials say Wright ran off the road to the right and went into the ditch and struck a culvert. The vehicle went airborne and then struck a tree.

Police say the driver was not wearing a seatbelt. He died at the scene.

Driver impairment is not suspected, but a toxicology sample has been taken and submitted to the crime lab for analysis.

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