Marksville man killed in single-vehicle crash on Hwy 71

MARKSVILLE, La. (LSP) - A Marksville man is dead following a single-vehicle crash on Hwy 71 just south of Alexandria early on Tuesday morning.

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Around 1:20 a.m., Jonathan C. Decuir, 25, was driving southbound on Hwy 71 when he lost control and exited the left side of the road, colliding with a metal guardrail. Then he exited the right side of the roadway before finally colliding with an overpass support column.

Decuir was pronounced dead. He was not wearing his seat belt.

Routine toxicology tests are pending. Currently, Louisiana State Police believes some form of impairment is suspected.

The crash remains under investigation.

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