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Jul 28

A Love Fund has been set up at Sabine State Bank for Eula Hazel Procell Dyess. She just has a kidney removed because of cancer and the family needs assistance with current and upcoming medical expenses. If you would like to donate to the Love Fund for Eula Hazel Procell Dyess please make deposit at Sabine State Bank account number 012054221

Jul 27

Early this morning, a single vehicle crash killed a young man from Pleasant Hill, LA.

He was not wearing his seatbelt and was partially ejected during the crash. Alcohol usage is a suspected factor.

Troopers responded to the crash around 12:30 a.m., which occurred on LA Hwy 174 west of LA Hwy 487. The crash involved a 2002 GMC pickup, driven by Wallace Scott Jones (B/M 22 yrs). The GMC was eastbound on LA Hwy 174 when Jones lost control and exited the left side of the roadway. After exiting the left side of the roadway, Jones overcorrected his vehicle and exited the right side, before entering a ditch and overturning.

Jones was pronounced dead.

Routine toxicology tests are pending. The crash remains under investigation.

Jul 25

Fort Polk soldier dies in Sabine crash

A Fort Polk soldier who was a passenger in a military Humvee died Thursday when the vehicle overturned, partially ejecting him, Sabine Parish Deputy Coroner Ron Rivers said.

The name of the 20-year-old victim, who is from Florida, was not immediately released pending verification that relatives had been notified.

Rivers said he was notified about the fatality at 7:05 p.m. The soldier was in a convoy of military vehicles traveling on Peason Ridge Artillery Road off state Highway 118 in south Sabine Parish.