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Louisiana State Police vehicles parked at headquarters, Wednesday, November 14, 2018 in Baton Rouge, La.

A 66-year-old man was killed Thursday night in a two-vehicle crash on Louisiana 437 near Playmakers Road, according to State Police.

Richard Gomez of Marrero was driving a truck southbound when he entered a curve, leaving the roadway and striking a tree that had fallen near the edge of the road, spokesman Dustin Dwight said in a news release.

His vehicle traveled back to the left and crossed the center line into the northbound lane where he was struck by a car driven by Katelyn Zeigler, 24, of Folsom.

Gomez, who was not wearing a seat belt, was ejected from his vehicle. He was taken to a hospital where he was pronounced dead shortly after arrival.

He showed no signs or impairment. Zeigler, who was wearing a seat belt,  provided a breath sample and no alcohol was detected, Dwight said.

She had a minor injury.


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