Ferriday man killed in Friday morning crash

Early Friday, April 9, a single vehicle crash killed one man and injured a woman, according to the Louisiana State Police Troop E.

Troopers responded to the crash around 2:10 a.m. on Louisiana Highway   568 at Lakeshore Dr. in Concordia Parish.

The crash involved a 2009 Dodge pickup, driven by Ray G. Pitts, 46. The Dodge was west bound on LA Hwy 568 when Pitts lost control and exited the right side of the roadway. After exiting the right side of the roadway, the Dodge reentered LA Hwy 568 and exited the left side before overturning.

Pitts was not wearing his seatbelt and was ejected during the crash. He was transported to Riverland Medical Center where he was pronounced dead at 6:15 a.m. His only passenger, Breezy L. Keith, 31, of Ferriday was not wearing her seatbelt and was ejected during the crash. She received moderate injuries and was transported to Riverland Medical Center.

Routine toxicology tests are pending. The crash remains under investigation.

Troop E Troopers have investigated 18 fatal crashes for the year of 2010, resulting in 20 fatalities.

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