Denham Springs man dies after crashing vehicle into horse

Black horses outdoors in pasture

SATSUMA, La. (WGNO) – A Denham Springs man and a horse died early this morning (Sept. 16, 2016) after the man’s vehicle crashed into the horse in Livingston Parish.

According to State Police, the crash happened just after 1 a.m. on U.S. 190 east of Satsuma Road.

Investigators said the horse was standing in the eastbound lane of U.S. 190 when 24-year-old Joshua Marange’s vehicle struck the horse. The crash caused severe damage to the vehicle, police said. The 2000 Buick Park Avenue ran off the roadway and struck a tree.

 

Marange was pronounced deceased at the scene.  Impairment is not suspected to be a factor in this crash but a toxicology sample will be taken from Marange for analysis.  Troopers are still looking for the owner of the horse.