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LSP: Impairment suspected in crash that kills unrestrained passenger


Louisiana State Police investigators say impairment is suspected in a crash that killed the driver's father Sunday night in Hammond.

The crash happened around 7:20 p.m. on LA 1064, north of US 190.

The preliminary investigation shows 22-year-old Amber Hoyt failed to negotiate a left curve, over corrected, and lost control of the vehicle. The vehicle went down an embankment and struck a tree. 

The passenger of the vehicle, 45-year-old Douglas Hoyt of Holden, was not restrained was severely injured. He was taken to the hospital where he died from his injuries.

Amber Hoyt was restrained at the time of the crash. She was taken to the hospital for her injuries. 

Louisiana State Police say impairment is suspected on her part, and samples of her blood and urine were collected for a toxicological analysis. The results are pending and the crash remains under investigation.

Amber Hoyt was charged with careless operation of a motor vehicle, DWI, and vehicular homicide. She will be booked into jail when she is released from the hospital.

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