Tragic accident claims life of local pastor

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Early on the morning of June 7, a single vehicle crash killed a pedestrian, identified as the Rev. Matthew Haggard from Robeline.

Troopers responded to the crash around 6:50 a.m., which occurred on Highway 6 at Melody Lane. The crash involved a 2004 Chevrolet pickup, driven by a 17-year-old juvenile of Many and a pedestrian, identified as Matthew Haggard, 46. The Chevrolet was westbound on Highway 6 when the juvenile driver lost control and exited the right side of the roadway. After exiting the roadway, the vehicle collided with Haggard, as he was jogging eastbound on the westbound shoulder.


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