Unrestrained Coushatta man dies in Webster Parish crash

A Coushatta man died early Friday morning following a crash in south Webster Parish near Brushy Creek.

According to Louisiana State Troop G troopers, they began investigating the crash that claimed the life of 57-year-old Paul Born, just after 6 a.m.

It was a one-vehicle fatality crash on US Hwy. 371, just north of LA Hwy 531. Born was not wearing a seat belt.

The initial investigation revealed a 2023 Chevrolet Camaro, driven by Born, was traveling north on US Hwy. 371 at a high rate of speed.  For reasons still under investigation, Born exited the roadway and struck an embankment. This impact caused the Chevrolet to travel through a creek and then strike a tree. 

Born was transported to Minden Medical Center, where he was pronounced deceased.

Impairment is not suspected to be a factor in this crash; however, routine toxicology samples were taken and submitted for analysis. The crash remains under investigation.

In 2022, Troop G has investigated 34 fatal crashes, resulting in 37 deaths.

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