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Passenger Killed in Union Parish Crash

Farmerville – Shortly after 5:00 p.m., on January 19, 2020, Troopers from Louisiana State Police Troop F began investigating a single-vehicle crash on LA Hwy 33 in Farmerville. This crash claimed the life of a Farmerville man.
The initial investigation by State Police revealed the crash occurred as a 2019 Nissan Maxima, driven by 56-year-old Cedric Owens of Farmerville, was traveling south on LA Hwy 33. For reasons still under investigation, Owens lost control of the vehicle, drove off the road and struck several trees. After striking the trees, the vehicle began to overturn.
Owens’ passenger, identified as 52-year-old Darrell Braggs, was pronounced dead at the scene. Owens was taken to a local hospital for treatment. Both men were properly restrained.
Toxicology samples were obtained and will be submitted for analysis.
Although this crash remains under investigation, Troopers wish to remind motorists that impaired driving continues to be a major problem throughout Louisiana. Whether impaired through alcohol, drugs, or a combination of the two, the consequences of driving while impaired remain the same. Prior to putting alcohol into your body, ensure that you have a plan in place in order to get home safely.
In 2020, Troop F has investigated three fatal crashes resulting in four deaths.

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