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Newellton man killed in single vehicle crash

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FRANKLIN PARISH (KNOE 8 News & La State Police) - Tuesday morning just before 5 a.m. Louisiana State Police responded to a single vehicle crash on Louisiana Highway 577 east of Louisiana Highway 867 that claimed the life of a Newellton man.

The preliminary investigation reveals a Ford pickup driven by 49-year-old Charles W. Gayle of Newellton was traveling west on Louisiana Highway 577. Newellton traveled off the right side of the road, then back onto the road and across both lanes of travel. The vehicle then traveled off the left side of the road and flipped several times.
 
Gayle was not wearing a seat belt and was ejected. Gayle was pronounced dead at the scene by the Franklin Parish Coroner's Office.

Alcohol use is unknown. A toxicology sample was obtained and will be submitted for analysis. The crash remains under investigation.

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