DeRidder man dies in Allen Parish crash - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

DeRidder man killed in Allen Parish crash

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ALLEN PARISH, LA (KPLC) -

A DeRidder man was killed in an early morning crash in Allen Parish, according to Louisiana State Police, Troop D.

Killed was 52-year-old Michael D. Cooley, of DeRidder.

Troopers said the crash happened shortly before 6 a.m. on La. 112, west of La. 377.

The crash occurred when a 1990 Toyota 4 Runner traveling east on La. 112 traveled off of the roadway in a slight curve for unknown reasons, troopers said.

Cooley, the driver, overcorrected and re-entered the roadway striking a westbound log truck driven by 33-year-old Harlen Johnson, of Pitkin, troopers said.

Troopers said Johnson attempted to avoid the crash and sideswiped another log truck that was traveling east driven by 56-year-old Freddie W. Busby, of DeRidder.

Troopers said Cooley was not wearing a seatbelt and was pronounced dead at the scene. 

Neither of the other drivers were injured. 

Routine toxicology samples were obtained for analysis. 

The crash remains under investigation.

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