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June 06 12:43 PM

Unrestrained Mansfield man killed in crash

A one-vehicle crash on Louisiana Highway 3015 west of Grand Cane in DeSoto Parish claimed the life of a Mansfield, La., man who was not wearing his seatbelt.

At about 6:01 a.m. Tuesday, Louisiana State Police Troop G troopers responded to the crash. The preliminary investigation revealed that a 1992 Dodge truck driven by 60-year-old David Sudds Jr. lost control of his vehicle and exited the right side of the roadway.

After exiting the roadway, the vehicle began overturning multiple times, collided with a fence and came to rest against a tree.

While the Dodge was overturning, Sudds was ejected from the vehicle.

Sudds was pronounced dead at the scene by the DeSoto Parish Coroner’s Office.

Alcohol use is suspected to be a factor in the crash. A toxicology sample was taken and submitted for analysis.

The crash remains under investigation.

Troop G has investigated six fatal crashes this year which have resulted in six deaths.

Louisiana State Police would like to remind motorists that properly wearing your seatbelt will dramatically reduce your chance of being injured or killed in a crash.

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