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Prairieville man dies in Hwy. 431 crash

Staff Report

Louisiana State Police Troop A reported the death of 19-year-old Anthony Galvan of Prairieville.

Louisiana State Police

Troopers began investigating a two-vehicle crash just before 6:30 a.m. Jan. 30 along Hwy. 431 at Churchpoint Road.

The initial investigation revealed the crash occurred as Galvan was traveling northbound on Hwy. 431 in a 2018 Dodge Ram truck. A 2013 Ford F-250 truck was traveling southbound on Hwy. 431 at the same time. 

For reasons under investigation, troopers said Galvan crossed the centerline into the opposite lane, resulting in a head-on collision. 

According to troopers, Galvan was unrestrained and sustained serious injuries. He was transported to a local hospital.

Troopers were notified Jan. 31 that Galvan had died. The driver of the Ford truck was properly restrained and sustained serious injuries.

As part of the investigation, troopers obtained toxicology samples from both drivers for analysis.