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Rodney Earl

A man was arrested Saturday for causing a three-vehicle crash on La. 70 that resulted in a man’s death, State Police reported.

Troopers said Rodney Earl, 29, of Gonzales, crossed the centerline on La. 70, sideswiping a Honda Accord driving in the opposite direction. Earl continued driving northbound in the southbound lane, troopers said, until he struck a vehicle driven by Kenneth Little, 54, and came to a halt.

State Police said Little, who was wearing a seat belt, suffered fatal injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene.

State Police said Earl was "found in possession of several different types of narcotics," and impairment is suspected as a possible cause for the crash.

Troopers arrested Earl after he was discharged from Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center and booked him into Ascension Parish Detention Center on a count of vehicular homicide in addition to several other counts.

The driver and a passenger in the Honda Accord were taken to a hospital for treatment of moderate injuries, State Police said.


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