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Car overturns off curve, 2 thrown out; 1 dead, 1 injured

February 12, 2019

LAWTELL, La. (AP) — ouisiana State Police say one man was killed and another injured when a car ran off a road and overturned, throwing both men out.

Trooper First Class Thomas Gossen says in a news release that 25-year-old Darryl Carrington of Church Point was killed and 24-year-old Lawarance Leday of St. Martinville was taken to a hospital.

Gossen says neither was using a seat belt when the 2003 Chevrolet Cavalier ran off of Louisiana Highway 35 at a curve, hit a culvert and overturned late Monday.

Gossen says authorities don’t yet know which was driving.

The accident occurred about 2.5 miles (4 km) south of Lawtell and 6 miles (9.5 km) southwest of Opelousas (op-uh-LOO-suhs).

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