Opelousas man dies in crash with parked 18-wheeler on Louisiana Highway 749


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OPELOUSAS, Louisiana — State police say an Opelousas man died in a crash on Louisiana Highway 749 in St. Landry Parish.

Trooper 1st Class Brooks David (DAH-veed) says 38-year-old Herbert Rideau was driving north near Opelousas about 1:30 a.m. Sunday when his pickup truck ran off the right side of the road.

David said the truck continued through a private lot and crashed head-on into a parked 18-wheeler. He says Rideau was not wearing a seat belt and was pronounced dead at the scene.

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