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A Slidell man died in a head-on crash early Sunday on La. 1090 near the intersection of Crawford Landing Road, officials said.

Shortly before 6 a.m., John Powe, 40, of Slidell, was driving a 2015 Nissan Versa northbound on Military Road when his vehicle crossed into the southbound lane and crashed head-on with a 2007 Lexus R350 driven by Pinky Mirpur, 48, of Slidell, Louisiana State Police said in a news release.

Powe, who was not wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash, was transported to Ochsner Medical Center – North Shore in critical condition, State Police said. He died shortly after arriving at the hospital.

Mirpur and her passenger, Sujit Kishu Mirpuri, 49, who were both wearing seat belts, were transported to Lakeview Regional Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries.

Blood samples were obtained from both drivers and will be sent to the State Police Crime Lab for analysis.