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Kansas Man Killed in Crash

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Madison Parish – Yesterday afternoon, a single vehicle crash killed a man from Manhattan, KS.

Troopers responded to the crash around 3:30 p.m., which occurred on Interstate 20 east of Tallulah. The crash involved a 1993 Chevrolet van, driven by Jon J. Held (W/M 62 yrs). The Chevrolet was eastbound on Interstate 20 when Held lost control and exited the right side of the roadway. After exiting the roadway, the vehicle collided with a tree.
 

Held was wearing his seat belt, but was pronounced dead at the scene.
 

Routine toxicology tests are pending. The crash remains under investigation.
 

While not all crashes are survivable, seat belts can greatly decrease the occupant’s chance of death and will greatly reduce the extent of injury.
 

In 2017, Troop F has investigated 21 fatal crashes resulting in 21 deaths.