Sheriff: man dead after crash in Abita

ST. TAMMANY PARISH, La. -- One person is dead after a wreck in the Abita area early Friday morning.

Deputies said they were called to Lowe Davis Road near Highway 59 shortly after 5 a.m.

Officials said deputies and emergency medical technicians tried to save 20-year-old William Meredith, whose car was found in a ditch. However, he died at the scene of the wreck.

Authorities said they do not believe Meredith was wearing a seat belt.

Officials said toxicology reports are pending as part of the ongoing investigation.

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