Crime and wrecks

Published 7:38 pm Friday, April 25, 2014

Vicksburg man survives fatal La. crash

A Vicksburg truck driver was not injured early Friday morning in a fatal head-on crash in Louisiana that claimed the life of a Union Parish man.

At 6:20 a.m. Friday, a southbound 2000 Chevrolet Silverado driven Richard Stanley, 26, of Farmville, La., crossed into the northbound lane of Louisiana 15 in Union Parish and struck a 2014 Freightliner 18-whller driven by Cedric Williams of Vicksburg, Louisiana State Police spokesman Albert Paxton said.

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Stanley was wearing his seat belt but suffered fatal injuries and was pronounced dead on the scene by the Union Parish Coroner’s Office, Paxton said.

Williams was wearing his seat belt and did not report any injuries, Paxton said.

Impairment is not suspected to be a factor in this crash, Paxton said. Toxicology samples were taken and submitted for analysis, and the crash remains under investigation.


City man jailed for selling cocaine

Lamont Turner, 39, of U.S. 61 South, was arrested Friday at 9 a.m. on a warrant for the sale of cocaine, said Vicksburg police Sgt. Troy Kimble.

Kimble said an undercover investigation led to the arrest. Turner was also being held for the Mississippi Department of Corrections for a probation violation

He was being held at the Warren County Jail without bond Friday night.