Jennings Man Killed in Early Morning Crash

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A Jennings man is dead after a two-vehicle crash in Jeff Davis Parish. Troopers say it happened at 5:08 am this morning on on Interstate 10 Westbound about three miles west of Jennings.

Troopers say a 1997 Dodge Avenger driven by 60-year-old Donald Wayne Fortner of Jennings was traveling west on I-10 when he lost control of the vehicle on an icy overpass. Troopers say the Dodge crossed into the path of an 18-wheeler driven by 42-year-old Quincy M. Lewis of Houston, Texas. Troopers say the Dodge was struck in the driver’s door by the 18-wheeler causing Fortner to be fatally injured. Lewis was not injured.

Routine toxicology samples were obtained from each of the drivers and will be submitted for analysis. The crash remains under investigation.

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