Louisiana State Police arrested a 25-year-old man from Bogalusa after a fatal car accident on Louisiana Highway 21 earlier this month. The car crash occurred approximately a mile north of the St. Tammany/Washington parish line.
Investigators said shortly after midnight a 68-year-old man from Sun was driving his 1999 Ford pickup north on Louisiana Highway 21. The Bogalusa driver’s 2006 Honda CRV approached the pickup from behind traveling at a high rate of speed. The Honda slammed into the pickup’s rear, causing it to rotate clockwise and overturn. The truck then flipped several times before coming to a rest.
The victim was not wearing a seatbelt and emergency responders transported him to the LSU Medical Center in Bogalusa. He later died from his injuries. The other driver was wearing a seatbelt and did not suffer injuries in the collision. Police suspect alcohol use, and a blood sample is pending at the Louisiana State Police Crime Lab.
Troopers booked the 25-year-old driver and charged him with negligent homicide, driving with a suspended license and following too closely.
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