Opelousas man killed in single vehicle crash

An Opelousas man was killed after a single vehicle crash on LA35 near Live Oak Road in St. Landry Parish early Sunday morning. Lousiana Police say the accident occured just before 8.

The crash took the life of 32-year-old Reginald Jenkins. Jenkins was driving his vehicle northbound on LA35 towards Live Oak Road when he drove off of the right side of the roadway through a wooden fence and hit a storage building.

After striking the building, Jenkins’ vehicle continued to travel north and came to rest upside down in a shallow canal. Jenkins did have his seat belt on, but sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced dead on scene.

A toxicology sample was taken from Jenkins and given to the Louisiana State Police crime lab for review. The crash remains under investigation and it is unclear if alcohol was a factor.

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