East Carroll

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An unrestrained man lost his life this morning after the vehicle he was driving traveled off the road and began to overturn. 

Shortly after 5:30 a.m., Louisiana State Police Troop F responded to a single-vehicle crash on LA Hwy 596 just north of Lake Providence. The preliminary investigation revealed a 1999 Lexus SUV, driven by 65-year-old Willie Williams of Lake Providence, was traveling north on LA Hwy 596 when the vehicle traveled off the right side of the road. Williams then overcorrected his vehicle, traveled across both lanes, entered a ditch, and began overturning. 

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Area children and their families will benefit from a new facility that will house an established community service: The Children’s Coalition for Northeast Louisiana. The Coalition kicked off the “Commit to the Brick” capital campaign, a fundraising initiative that will support the new building located at 117 Hall Street in downtown Monroe.

A bus transporting prisoners housed in River Bend Correctional Center was involved in an accident near Manchac, Louisiana. The accident occurred on Interstate 55 as the Orleans Parish inmates were being transported from Lake Providence to New Orleans. The crash closed I-55 and inmates were treated at the accident site. 

East Carroll Parish Sheriff Wydette Williams said East Carroll's correctional center houses a small number of Orleans Parish prisoners. Sheriff Williams said that the 16 inmates and 2 officers were unhurt in the incident.