Pointe Coupee fatal crash takes life of 73-year-old man

Pointe Coupee fatal crash takes life of 73-year-old man

VENTRESS, LA (WAFB) - A two vehicle fatal crash took the life of a 73-year-old man earlier on Sunday morning in Pointe Coupee Parish.

According to the Troop A of the Louisiana State Troopers, the incident happened on LA Hwy 415 at LA Hwy 981.

Daniel A Chutz of Rougon was heading southbound on LA 981 in a 2010 Ford Ranger, while at the same time, another driver in a 2010 Dodge Ram was driving westbound on LA 415. Chutz stopped his vehicle at a stop sign at the intersection and attempted to make a turn on LA 415. Chutz pulled into the path of the Dodge and the driver tried to avoid impact but was not successful. Chutz's vehicle then entered into a ditch.

Troopers say that Chutz was wearing a seatbelt and he was taken to the Pointe Coupee General Hospital in New Roads. He later died from his injuries. Investigators say that impairment is not suspected to be a factor in the crash, but samples for submitted for the crime lab.

The other driver was also wearing his seatbelt.

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