Mansura man killed in head-on crash near Marksville

AVOYELLES PARISH - A Mansura man has died following a head-on collision crash that happened between Fifth Ward and Marksville Monday afternoon.

A Mansura man died in this accident just outside of Marksville Monday. The accident happened on Highway 1 near Hwy. 1192 and shut down traffic for much of the afternoon. (Credit: KALB)

According to State Police, the accident occurred on Highway 1 near Highway 1192. They say Latharie Sylvain, 44, of Mansura was heading south on Highway 1 when he lost control of his SUV, crossed the center line and into the opposite lane where his vehicle collided with a pickup driven by Glen Gaspard, 50, also of Mansura.

Gaspard and two children in the vehicle received moderate injuries and were taken to Rapides Regional, but another passenger, Ted Gaspard, 53, was pronounced dead at the scene. Sylvain suffered minor injuries and was taken to Avoyelles Hospital.

The accident caused traffic to be backed up for much of the afternoon as emergency crews responded to the scene.

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