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GRAND CANE, La. - A man is dead after crashing his big rig in DeSoto Parish. It happened shortly after 3 p.m. Wednesday along U.S. Highway 171 south of Louisiana Highway 3015.

A Louisiana State Police press release said Christopher Jones, 44, of Carthage, Texas, was headed north on 171 in his Peterbilt truck tractor, without an attached trailer, went off the roadway, hit a bridge railing, then crashed into the embankment of a creek. Authorities said Jones was pronounced dead at the scene.

The crash remains under investigation.

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