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Youngsville man dies after crashing into Earl’s Furniture

Fri, Jan 11, 2013

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A Youngsville man driving east on La. 14 in Abbeville died Thursday in a single-vehicle crash when his truck veered off the road, overturned, hit a tree and then Earl’s Furniture before coming to a stop, State Police said Friday.

David Hilton, 22, was not wearing a seat belt, Trooper Stephen Hammons said in in a news release.

Hilton was pronounced dead at the scene by the Vermilion Parish coroner, Hammons said. The crash at Gross Isle occurred at 4:30 p.m., Hammons said.

State Police said they do not know why Hilton’s 2001 Ford truck left the roadway, or if alcohol was a factor in the crash.

A passenger, 27-year-old Grant Vercher of Erath, who also was not wearing a seat belt, suffered moderate injuries and was transported to a hospital, the release says.

Toxicology samples have been submitted to the State Police Crime Lab for analysis and the crash remains under investigation, Hammons said.

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