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Louisiana man convicted after fatal crash in intersection

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A Louisiana man faces up to 30 years in prison after being convicted of killing a woman while he was driving drunk.

Posted: Jul 15, 2021 10:01 AM

SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — A Louisiana man faces up to 30 years in prison after being convicted of killing a woman while he was driving drunk.

Sentencing is next month for 28-year-old Matthew J. Parks of Shreveport. The Caddo Parish district attorney’s office said jurors Tuesday convicted Parks of vehicular homicide.

Prosecutors said Parks drove an SUV through a Shreveport intersection at about 60 mph on June 11, 2020, hitting a car driven by a 66-year-old woman. She died at the scene. A breath test determined Parks had a blood alcohol concentration above the legal limit.

Defense attorneys said prosecutors failed to prove Parks was the driver of the SUV.

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