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Marrero man killed in crash on US 90 in Harvey

State police say James Overby was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash and suffered severe injuries.
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HARVEY, La. — Authorities say a Marrero man has died after a two-vehicle crash on US 90B east in Harvey on Monday.

Louisiana State Police said the crash, which happened around 6 p.m. near MacArthur Avenue, claimed the life of 57-year-old James Overby. Troopers say Overly was driving a 2020 Nissan Altima east on the elevated portion of US 90 when “for reasons still under investigation” the sedan traveled off the roadway at the MacArthur Avenue exit and struck a crash barrier.

Investigators say Overby’s car then rotated into the center lane and was struck by a 2017 Honda Pilot.

State police say Overby was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash and suffered severe injuries. He was taken to a hospital where he later died. The people inside the Pilot were wearing seatbelts and only suffered minor injuries.

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