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State police investigate single vehicle fatal crash on US Highway 61 in Ascension Parish

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PRAIRIEVILLE, Louisiana — State police are investigating a single vehicle fatal crash that occurred on U.S. Highway 61 north of Louisiana 73 in Ascension Parish.

Trooper Jared Sandifer says 27-year-old Cody B. Viator died in the crash early Wednesday morning.

Sandifer says Viator was southbound on Highway 61 when he ran off the road, struck a culvert and the car re-entered the roadway and began to flip.

Sandifer says Viator was not wearing a seat belt and was partially ejected from the vehicle.

He says Viator was pronounced dead at the scene.

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