Unrestrained driver killed in three-vehicle crash near Basile

Tuesday, February 26, 2013 - 3:00am

An unrestrained driver died in a three-vehicle crash that happened over the weekend.

The Louisiana State Police reports that the crash occurred on US Highway 190 west of Basile on Saturday, Feb. 23. We’re told Dwayne Griffin, 26, crossed the center line and struck a truck being driven by Rogelio Rico, 32. The second vehicle then struck a car being driven by Isidro Mendoza, 23, of Ville Platte.

Griffin was unrestrained when the crash occurred and was transported to the hospital with critical injuries, where he was eventually pronounced dead.

All of the other individuals involved in the crash received minor injuries.

A sample of Griffin’s blood was submitted to the State Police Crime Lab for analysis. 


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