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Man charged with negligent homicide in deadly I-10 crash refuses extradition

Police confirm that Coy has refused extradition back to Louisiana. (Photo source: Harrison Co. Sheriff's Dept.) Police confirm that Coy has refused extradition back to Louisiana. (Photo source: Harrison Co. Sheriff's Dept.)
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ST TAMMANY PARISH, LA (WLOX) -

Louisiana State Police have confirmed that the Gulfport man accused in a fatal hit-and-run accident has refused extradition back to Louisiana. 

Officials say 25-year-old Daniel Alex Coy attempted to pass an 18-wheeler Tuesday night on the right shoulder of the interstate. When he ran out of room, Coy reportedly hit the front of an 18-wheeler, forcing it into the left lane and into another 18-wheeler driven by Steven Shawn Clark, 26.

Clark's truck then plunged into the Pearl River. 

Coy, who fled the scene of the accident, appeared in court after his arrest on Thursday and refused to waive extradition. He is being held without bond, and faces charges of felony hit-and-run, reckless operation of a motor vehicle, and negligent homicide. 

According to Louisiana State Police Trooper Dustin Dwight, officials are currently in the process of obtaining a governor's warrant to have Coy returned. The request has been initiated by St. Tammany Parish District Attorney Warren Montgomery, and must be signed by Gov. Bobby Jindal.

The process is expected to take at least 10 days before a Harrison County judge will rule whether or not to uphold the warrant. 

Officials say Clark's truck contained 40,000 pounds of industrial paper products, and is currently sitting in the interstate median until it can be removed sometime on Saturday. 

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