FATAL WRECK NEAR MARSHALL

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Saturday morning at approximately 1:09 AM, Troopers responded to a one vehicle fatal crash on SH-43, two miles south of the city of Marshall in Harrison County.  Preliminary crash reporting indicates that the driver of a 2010 Ford Crown Victoria, Latavion Demon Jackson, 18, of Marshall was traveling north on SH-43 at an unsafe speed on the wet roadway.  The vehicle hydroplaned and traveled off the roadway where it struck a tree with its back right.

The driver was transported to LSU Medical in Shreveport in serious condition.  A passenger, identified as Derrick Lamon Bennet, 17, of Marshall, was transported to Christus Good Shepherd – Marshall in critical condition where he later died.  Another passenger, identified as a 16 year-old male, was transported to Christus Good Shepherd – Marshall in stable condition.  Another passenger, identified as a 16 year-old male was pronounced at the scene by Judge Clarice Watkins.  Preliminary information shows none of the occupants of the vehicle were wearing seatbelts.

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