Quitman man killed in collision with tree

Wednesday, December 19, 2012 - 12:04pm

An elderly Quitman resident has died following a one-vehicle wreck on LA Highway 147 Tuesday evening.

At 6:30 p.m., dispatchers were alerted to a fatal wreck that had occurred on Highway 147, south of LA Highway 155 in Bienville Parish.

An investigation revealed Stanley Jones, III, 65,  of Quitman, was driving his truck north on 147 when he swerved to the right, overcorrected and lost control of his pickup. After losing control, the vehicle left the roadway and collided with a tree.

Jones was not wearing his seatbelt during the crash and was killed fatal. He was pronounced dead at the scene by the Bienville Parish Coroner.

Toxicology samples were obtained and submitted for analysis. This crash remains under investigation.

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