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DERIDDER, LA (KPLC) -
A Leesville man died in a Beauregard Parish crash on Wednesday, according to the Louisiana State Police.
Troopers said at 10:15 p.m. Wednesday, Troop D responded to the two-vehicle crash on La. 26 about 10 miles east of DeRidder.
Troopers said the preliminary investigation revealed that a 2002 Ford Expedition, driven by 61-year-old Dennis Webber, of Leesville, was traveling west on La. 26.
Troopers said for unknown reasons, Webber lost control of the vehicle and ran off the road.
The SUV Webber was driving then reportedly traveled back onto the highway sideways into the path of an eastbound 2000 Chevrolet pick-up truck driven by 52-year-old Ronnie Ferrell, of Sugartown.
Troopers said the SUV Webber was driving was then struck on the passenger side by the pick-up truck. The crash caused the pick-up truck to catch fire, completely burning the inside of the cab and the engine compartment.
Webber, who was not wearing a seatbelt, was pronounced dead at the scene by the Beauregard Parish Coroner's Office, according to troopers.
Ferrell was wearing a seatbelt and was transported from the scene with moderate injuries.
Toxicology samples were obtained from the drivers and will be submitted for analysis.