PLEASANT HILL — An unbuckled and possibly impaired motorist was killed early Saturday when he was partially thrown from his car in a single-vehicle wreck in Livingston Parish, State Police said.
William Stewart, 50, of Port Allen, died just past midnight when he lost control of his 2007 Ford Fusion on La. 42 at Pleasant Hill, Trooper First Class Russell Graham II said in a news release.
Stewart was driving east on La. 42 when he lost control in a slight, right-hand curve. The car crossed the westbound lane and veered off the shoulder to the left and into gravel alongside the road, the release says.
The car began rotating clockwise, returned to the roadway and crossed both lanes again before spinning off the road to the right. The Fusion barreled into an embankment and went airborne before landing on its roof, Graham said.
Stewart died at the scene, the release says.
Troopers submitted a sample of Stewart’s blood to the State Police Crime Lab for analysis, Graham said. The wreck remains under investigation.
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