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Crash takes the life of Louisiana man

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A man died in a single-vehicle crash in Richland Parish in Louisiana.

Curtis Cox, 28, of Rayville died Saturday shortly after 1:30 p.m. Louisiana State Police Troop F responded to the crash on McGowan Road west of Louisiana Highway 855.

The initial investigation revealed a 2020 Toyota Camry, driven by Cox, was traveling westbound on McGowan Road. For reasons still under investigation, Cox’s vehicle traveled off the roadway and struck a tree.

Cox, who was unrestrained, sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced dead. A toxicology sample was obtained and submitted for analysis. This crash remains under investigation.

Buckling up is the most effective way to protect yourself during a vehicle crash. Failure to take a few seconds to buckle up can have devastating consequences. Louisiana law requires every person in a vehicle, regardless of seating position, to be properly restrained day or night.

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