VERNON PARISH, La. (LSP) - A single-vehicle crash killed a man from Anacoco on Friday morning. State Troopers responded to the crash around 7:00 a.m. on Hwy 28 West, at Walnut Hill Road.
The crash involved a 2006 Ford pickup, driven by Timothy C. Pershing, 60, of Anacoco. The Ford was eastbound on Hwy 28 West when Pershing lost control and exited the right side of the roadway. The vehicle struck a driveway embankment before overturning and colliding with a tree.
Pershing was wearing a seatbelt but was pronounced dead. Routine toxicology tests are pending. The crash remains under investigation.
While not all crashes are survivable, seat belts can greatly decrease the occupant’s chance of death and will greatly reduce the extent of injury.
Troop E Troopers have investigated 25 fatal crashes in 2019, resulting in 27 fatalities.
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