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.