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Texas Man Killed in Two-Vehicle Crash in Calcasieu Parish

Troopers from Louisiana State Police Troop D responded to a two-vehicle fatal crash on I-10 about 2 miles east of Vinton in Calcasieu Parish.

Posted: Apr 6, 2021 8:06 AM

Sulphur – Troopers from Louisiana State Police Troop D responded to a two-vehicle fatal crash on I-10 about 2 miles east of Vinton in Calcasieu Parish on April 5, 2021, at approximately 1:30 p.m. The crash claimed the life of 59-year-old Rex Alan Clements of Fort Worth, TX.

The initial investigation revealed a 2007 GMC pickup truck, driven by Clements, was traveling west on I-10 prior to the crash. As Clements encountered slower moving traffic, he failed to reduce his speed and struck the rear of a 2019 Toyota Camry. After the impact, the GMC ran off the right side of the roadway, overturned, and struck a tree.

Despite being properly restrained, Clements suffered fatal injuries as a result of the crash and was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the Toyota was properly restrained and was not injured. As part of the ongoing investigation, a toxicology sample was obtained from Clements and submitted for analysis. The crash remains under investigation.

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