Central man dies in crash on Greenwell Springs Road

Fatal crash temporarily closes portion of Greenwell Springs Road in Central

CENTRAL, La. (WAFB) - Authorities say one man is dead after a head-on crash that temporarily closed a portion of Greenwell Springs Road early Tuesday, May 26.

The incident occurred around 8:20 a.m. in the 20450 block of Greenwell Springs Road in Central.

Central Police Chief Roger Corcoran says the crash happened when Lanny Speights, 45, of Central, was traveling in the northbound lane and then, for reasons unknown, crossed into the southbound lane and hit another vehicle head-on.

Speights died as a result of injuries sustained in the crash, according to Corcoran.

Investigators say the driver for the second vehicle suffered minor injuries. A third vehicle received a small scratch, according to Corcoran.

Corcoran says authorities do not know if impairment was a factor in the crash.

The crash remains under investigation by the Central Police Department.

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