A Sarepta man was killed in a single-vehicle crash Saturday night.

It happened around 8:30 p.m. on Doc Steed Road just east of US Highway 371 intersection.

According to Louisiana State Police, a preliminary investigation revealed that a 2011 Ford F-150 driven by 45-year-old Stephen Matthews was traveling east on Doc Steed Road when for unknown reasons, the vehicle exited the left side of the roadway and struck a church.

Troopers said Matthews was not wearing a seatbelt and was ejected during the crash.

The Webster Parish Coroner pronounced him dead at the scene.

Speed and alcohol are suspected to be


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