Man killed in head-on crash in Assumption Parish

Man killed in head-on crash in Assumption Parish

ASSUMPTION PARISH, LA (WVUE) - State Police are investigating a fatal traffic accident that happened early Saturday morning in Assumption Parish.

According to State Police, a 2000 Saturn LS driven by 25-year-old Anthony Cox was traveling north on LA 1 when, for unknown reasons, he crossed the center line and entered the southbound lane. Cox's car then collided head-on with a 2009 GMC street sweeper driven by 47-year-old Joseph Castle.

Both drivers were taken to the hospital where Cox was pronounced dead. Police say Castle suffered moderate injuries in the accident.

Impairment is not suspected to be a factor in the crash, according to State Police. The crash remains under investigation.

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