Man killed when his pickup hits utility pole

WALKER, La. (AP) - State police are investigating a crash that claimed the life of a 60-year-old Denham Springs man.

Troopers say the single-vehicle accident happened around 11:30 p.m. Saturday on La. Highway 447 south of Interstate 12.

Trooper First Class Jared L. Sandifer says Johnnie W. Johnson was southbound when his pickup ran off the road and hit a utility pole.

Sandifer says Johnson was not wearing a seat belt.

(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)