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Franklinton man killed in single-vehicle crash

Hit and run suspect arrested. (FOX 8 File) Hit and run suspect arrested. (FOX 8 File)
FRANKLINTON, LA (WVUE) -

A 26-year-old man died in Franklinton after he crashed into an oak tree without his seat belt on.

Louisiana State Police are investigating the death of Benicio Perez. According to investigators, Perez was driving north on LA 450 in a 1991 Chevrolet pickup truck when, for reasons still under investigation, he ran off the left side of the road. Police say Perez struck an oak tree and died on the scene.

Troopers said that Perez was not wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash. Toxicology tests are pending.

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