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Unrestrained Castor man dies when car rolls over in Bienville

BIENVILLE PARISH, La. (KSLA) – For unknown reasons, the driver left the roadway on LA HWY 507 and overturned his vehicle near Castor, Louisiana.

On April 19, shortly after 11:30 p.m., Louisiana State Police began investigating a single-vehicle crash on LA Highway 507, just west of Castor. The crash claimed the life of Tommy Gray, 49.

During the investigation, Troopers discovered that a 2007 Chevrolet Avalanche driven by Gray was traveling southbound on LA HWY 507. For unknown reasons, Gray left the roadway to the right and overturned his vehicle.

Gray, who was not restrained, was thrown from the vehicle and suffered fatal injuries.

He was pronounced dead at the scene by the Bienville Parish Coroner’s office.

No impairment is suspected, but routine toxicology samples have been collected and submitted for analysis.

The crash is still under investigation.

“Buckle up is the most effective way to protect yourself while driving or riding in a vehicle. It can reduce the risk of serious injury or death in an accident, and it only takes a few seconds. Please remember to fasten your seat belt before beginning your journey, no matter how short the journey,” said a statement from the Louisiana State Police.