Fatal Crash on I-49

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OPELOUSAS, La. (AP) – State police say a single vehicle crash on I-49 in St. Landry Parish has claimed the life of an Opelousas man.

Troopers say an SUV driven by 31-year-old Mashannon Woods of Opelousas ran off the highway and overturned early Sunday morning.

Investigators say a passenger in the vehicle, 26-year-old Randall Frank of Opelousas, was ejected from the vehicle. They say Frank was then struck by two other vehicles, which left the scene.

Woods was taken to a local hospital with moderate injuries.

Troopers say Woods faces charge of careless operation, DWI 1st offense and vehicular homicide.

The crash remains under investigation.

 

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