Louisiana man dead following Orange County rollover accident

A Department of Public Safety spokesperson has released the identity of a man killed in a one-vehicle rollover accident on Interstate 10 Friday morning.  The victim is identified as Paul Jerome Vail Johnson II, 25, of Louisiana. 

Johnson was pronounced dead at the scene by Orange County Pct. 2 Justice of the Peace Judge Darry Dunn.

The accident happened around 6:30 a.m. on the eastbound side of I-10 near 1442.

DPS Sgt. Stephanie Davis released a statement saying, “A 2001 Ford F150 pickup truck was traveling eastbound on Interstate 10.  For an unknown reason, the driver drifted off the roadway to the right and traveled across the grass median.  As the vehicle traveled across the grass median, the vehicle struck a dirt embankment, vaulted into the air and struck a concrete wall.  After colliding with the concrete wall, the vehicle caught fire.”

Sgt. Davis said Johnson was not wearing a seat belt and was ejected from the vehicle.


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