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GPSO: 1 dead after vehicle hits garbage truck on Hwy 71

Published: Jul. 29, 2021 at 1:14 PM CDT|Updated: Jul. 29, 2021 at 9:44 PM CDT
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GRANT PARISH, La. (KALB) - An unidentified driver was killed in a wreck involving a Grant Parish Police Jury garbage truck on U.S. Highway 71, north of Louisiana Highway 158 on Thursday, July 29.

Around 11:30 a.m., a 2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee driven by the unknown driver was traveling southbound on HWY 71 when it crossed the centerline into the northbound travel lane and collided head-on with the garbage truck.  After striking the truck, the Jeep became engulfed in flames.

The unidentified driver sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene.  The driver of the garbage truck sustained moderate injuries and was transported to a local hospital.

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