A 23-year-old man died near Clinton early Wednesday when his sedan crossed over a center divider and ran head-on into a garbage truck, according to State Police.
Cody Temple, of McComb, Mississippi, was headed north on La. 67 near La. 959 just after 6 a.m. when he crossed into the path of Richard Wright, 39, of Wilson, who was driving a Mack garbage truck, said Trooper 1st Class Jared Sandifer, a State Police spokesman.
Temple was not wearing a seatbelt and was killed on impact, Sandifer said. Wright was taken to a nearby hospital with minor injuries.
It is unclear whether Temple was intoxicated, and toxicology tests are pending, Sandifer said.