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Following Press release from Louisiana State Police Troop D:

Excessive speed, alcohol use, and failure to wear a seatbelt are all suspected factors that contributed to the death of a man from Longville last night after crashing his vehicle in Allen Parish.

On April 26, 2014, at 10:27 p.m., Louisiana State Police Troop D responded to a single-vehicle crash on Louisiana Highway 383 near Jesuit Camp Road about 3 miles west of Kinder.  The preliminary investigation revealed that a 2008 Toyota Camry was traveling south on LA 383 at a high rate of speed (over 100 miles per hour) when the driver, 48-year-old Bryan K. Manuel of Longville, failed to negotiate a curve. The vehicle traveled off of the highway and struck a ditch embankment causing the vehicle to flip repeatedly before coming to rest.

Manuel, who was not wearing a seatbelt, was pronounced dead at the scene by the Allen Parish Coroner's Office.  A passenger in the vehicle, who was wearing her seatbelt at the time of the crash, was transported from the scene with moderate injuries.

Alcohol use on the part of Manuel is strongly suspected to be a factor in the crash.  A toxicology sample was obtained from Manuel and will be submitted for analysis. The crash remains under investigation.

Troopers at the scene report Manuel would have likely survived if he would have been wearing his seat belt.  Louisiana law requires vehicle occupants to be restrained in all seating positions, day and night. Wearing a seat belt on every trip, whether it's short or long, is the most effective thing motorists can do to protect themselves in the event of a crash. Motorists are encouraged to always make the smart choice and wear their seatbelt.

Troop D has investigated 4 fatal crashes resulting in 4 fatalities this year. 

Excessive speed, alcohol use, and failure to wear a seatbelt are all suspected factors that contributed to the death of a man from Longville last night after crashing his vehicle in Allen Parish.

On April 26, 2014, at 10:27 p.m., Louisiana State Police Troop D responded to a single-vehicle crash on Louisiana Highway 383 near Jesuit Camp Road about 3 miles west of Kinder.  The preliminary investigation revealed that a 2008 Toyota Camry was traveling south on LA 383 at a high rate of speed (over 100 miles per hour) when the driver, 48-year-old Bryan K. Manuel of Longville, failed to negotiate a curve. The vehicle traveled off of the highway and struck a ditch embankment causing the vehicle to flip repeatedly before coming to rest.

Manuel, who was not wearing a seatbelt, was pronounced dead at the scene by the Allen Parish Coroner’s Office.  A passenger in the vehicle, who was wearing her seatbelt at the time of the crash, was transported from the scene with moderate injuries.

Alcohol use on the part of Manuel is strongly suspected to be a factor in the crash.  A toxicology sample was obtained from Manuel and will be submitted for analysis. The crash remains under investigation.

Troopers at the scene report Manuel would have likely survived if he would have been wearing his seat belt.  Louisiana law requires vehicle occupants to be restrained in all seating positions, day and night. Wearing a seat belt on every trip, whether it’s short or long, is the most effective thing motorists can do to protect themselves in the event of a crash. Motorists are encouraged to always make the smart choice and wear their seatbelt.

Troop D has investigated 4 fatal crashes resulting in 4 fatalities this year.

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