Franklinton resident killed in 1-vehicle crash

Posted: Saturday, March 1, 2014 3:55 pm

Franklinton resident killed in 1-vehicle crash


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Roderick G. Mabon, 54, of Franklinton, was pronounced dead at the scene of a one-vehicle accident on Louisiana Highway 38 near Franklinton at approximately 12:45 a.m. Saturday.

According to Louisiana State Police spokesman Master Trooper Greg Marchand, Mabon was traveling west on La. 38 east of Old Columbia Road in a 1994 Chevrolet S-10 when he veered right, for unknown reasons. His vehicle left the roadway, entered a ditch and traveled another 250 feet before hitting a tree. Mabon was not wearing a seatbelt and received fatal injuries. He was pronounced dead at the scene by the Washington Parish Coroner’s Office.

Although impairment is not suspected, a blood sample was collected for further analysis at the LSP Crime Lab. The results are pending and the accident remains under investigation.

Louisiana State Troopers wish to remind motorists of the importance of seatbelt use. Louisiana law requires that every person in a motor vehicle, regardless of seating position, always remain buckled up. Statistics show that the chances of surviving a violent crash rise significantly when properly restrained. Taking the time to buckle up before every trip is the single most effective thing a driver can do for protection in a crash.


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