Bienville Parish crash claims one life

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An elderly Bienville Parish man died in a crash Saturday morning, according to the Louisiana State Police.

Percy Melton, 81, died of his injuries after following a one-vehicle accident in Bienville Parish.

Troopers from LSP Troop G responded to the crash at Louisiana Highway 9 and Louisiana Highway 517 just after 9 a.m. Saturday.  

The preliminary investigation revealed Melton was driving a 2000 Ford pick-up truck north on LA 9. 

The truck failed to stop at the intersection of LA 9 and LA 517 and traveled across LA 517 striking a sign and a tree. 

Melton, who was not wearing a seat belt, was transported to Oschner LSU Health in Shreveport where he later died due to the severity of his injuries. 

Impairment is not a suspected factor in this crash though toxicology samples were taken and submitted for analysis.   

This crash remains under investigation.

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