A single-vehicle crash in Red River Parish has claimed the life of a 33-year-old Ringgold, LA, man.  

State police say a car driven by James Roberson was southbound on Louisiana Highway 1, south of US Highway 84, when for some reason it ran off the road on the left-hand side and into a ditch.  It then struck a tree and ejected Roberson who troopers say was not wearing a seat belt.  He was pronounced dead at the scene by the Red River Parish Coroner's Office.

Investigating troopers say alcohol use is suspected as a factor in the crash.  A toxicology sample has been taken and sent to the crime lab for analysis.  The exact cause of the crash remains under investigation

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