- Associated Press - Thursday, December 3, 2015

HAHNVILLE, La. (AP) - State police are investigating a two-vehicle accident that claimed the life of a 34-year-old St. James man.

Trooper Melissa Matey said in a news release the accident happened Wednesday night on Louisiana Highway 18 just west of Hahnville.

Matey says a car driven by Travis Joseph was westbound, when his vehicle crossed into the eastbound lane and struck an SUV head-on. She says Joseph was pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver of the Envoy, 55-year-old Marshall Smith of Ethel, was taken to St. Charles General Hospital for treatment of injuries along with a passenger from Joseph’s vehicle, 27-year-old Cortney Madere, of Des Allemands (dayz AHL’-luh-mawn).

Matey says Joseph was wearing a seat belt at the time of the accident.

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