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Unrestrained Prairieville man dies in crash

Louisiana State Police

     PRAIRIEVILLE – Shortly before midnight on Aug. 7, Troopers from Louisiana State Police Troop A began investigating a single vehicle fatality crash on La. 44 south of La. 933. The crash took the life of 47-year-old Bart Todd of Prairieville.

     The initial investigation by State Police revealed that the crash occurred as Todd was traveling southbound on La. 44 in a 1998 Toyota Camry. For unknown reasons, Todd’s vehicle crossed the center line into the northbound lane and ran off the roadway. Todd’s vehicle continued off the roadway and came to a stop after striking a culvert.  

     Todd was unrestrained and sustained fatal injuries as a result of the crash. He was pronounced deceased at the scene by the Ascension Parish Coroner’s Office. It is unknown if impairment was a factor in this crash but a toxicology sample will be taken from Todd for analysis.