Police say a DeRidder man was killed in an accident.

The crashed happened on US Highway 190 and involved an 18-wheeler.  The crash claimed the life of 60-year-old Richard Dewayne Ziesemer of DeRidder.

The preliminary investigation revealed a 2020 Kenworth 18-wheeler driven by Ziesemer was traveling east on US Hwy 190. For unknown reasons, the 18-wheeler ran off the right side of the roadway and through a shallow ditch. The 18-wheeler came to rest in a wooded area after striking several trees. 

Despite being properly restrained at the time of the crash, Ziesemer was pronounced dead at the scene. 

A toxicology sample was obtained and will be submitted for analysis. The crash remains under investigation.

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