Deadly Crash in Sabine Parish - KALB-TV News Channel 5 & CBS 2

Deadly Crash in Sabine Parish


SABINE PARISH, La. (KALB News Channel 5) - A single-vehicle crash killed an unrestrained young man from Many, Louisiana on Sunday night, September 1st. The driver of the vehicle is suspected of being impaired.

Troopers responded to the crash around 11:40 p.m. on Sunday night, which occurred on Plainview Road near US Hwy 171.  The crash involved a 2006 Dodge pickup, driven by  20-year-old Christopher A. Neal of Florien, LA.  The Dodge was westbound on Plainview Road when Neal lost control and exited the left side of the roadway.  After exiting the roadway, the vehicle began overturning and came to rest against two trees.

Neal was not wearing his seatbelt, but only sustained minor injuries and was transported to Sabine Medical Center.  His two passengers, identified as 20-year-old Zachary S. Rhame, and a 16-year-old juvenile female of Zwolle, LA, were both unrestrained and ejected during the crash.  The juvenile received moderate injuries and was transported to Sabine Medical Center.  Rhame was pronounced dead.

Neal was charged with vehicular homicide, contributing to the delinquency of juveniles, careless operation, and no seatbelt.

Routine toxicology tests are pending, and the crash remains under investigation.


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