- Associated Press - Monday, May 5, 2014

MORGAN CITY, La. (AP) - State police say cellphone use may have contributed to a two-vehicle fatal crash on La. 70 in St. Martin Parish that led to the death of a 24-year-old Sulphur man.

Trooper Stephen Hammons tells The Advocate (https://bit.ly/1sat9Wi ) Charles Parker III died Saturday from injuries sustained after his SUV heading south on La. 70 crossed the centerline and struck the side of a northbound 18-wheeler driven by 50-year-old Michael Smith, of Morgan City.

Hammons says Parker may have been distracted by his cellphone.

He says Parker was not wearing a seat belt and was pronounced dead at the scene. Smith sustained minor injuries.

The crash remains under investigation.

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Information from: The Advocate, https://theadvocate.com


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