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A driver was killed in a head-on crash early this morning near Port Fourchon.

Just before 4 a.m., State Police Troop C was called to a 2-vehicle crash with fatality on La. Highway 1 just north of La. Highway 3090 near Port Fourchon.

The crash killed a driver, but the name of the driver is being withheld pending notification of family.

An investigation revealed that the driver of a Nissan pickup was traveling north on Highway 1. For reasons still unknown by investigators, the Nissan then crossed the centerline and struck a southbound 2015 Chevy Silverado head-on.

The driver of the Nissan was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver and 2 passengers of the Chevrolet were taken to hospitals with moderate injuries. Both drivers were properly restrained at the time of the crash.

The crash remains under investigation and a toxicology sample was taken from both drivers at the scene.

This is the 33rd fatal crash in Troop C this year, resulting in 38 deaths.

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