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Evangeline Parish Sheriff’s Office Reports Man Killed After Vehicle Falls on Top of Him at a Local Salvage Yard

Sheriff Eddie Soileau, of the Evangeline Parish Sheriff’s Office has released the following:
A Ville Platte man was killed after he was crushed by an old vehicle at a local salvage yard.
Deputies report the man, identified as Randy James Dupre, was working at a local salvage yard on the 1200 block of Chauncey Pitre Road Tuesday afternoon and performing mechanical work underneath a salvaged vehicle attempting to remove the vehicle’s engine.
It is believed that the device used to support the engine collapsed, causing it to fall on top of Dupre. Dupre was immediately removed from beneath the engine as CPR was administered. However, later Dupre was pronounced dead at Mercy Regional Hospital in Ville Platte.

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