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Lockport man dies from injuries sustained in Dec. 2 crash

Lockport man dies from injuries sustained in Dec. 2 crash

A Lockport man has died from injuries he sustained in a crash on the morning of Tuesday, December 2, when his vehicle struck a tractor trailer on LA 1 just south of Lockport.

The crash occurred shortly before 7 a.m. that morning in heavy fog.

The investigation revealed that a 2010 Ford Transit minivan was traveling south on LA 1, just south of the Bellevue Bridge in Lockport, when a 2005 Peterbilt tractor trailer loaded with sugarcane pulled onto the highway from a private drive and attempted to make a northbound turn onto LA 1.

The Ford was being driven by Ronald Carter, age 21, of Lockport. The tractor trailer was being driven by Michael Walker, age 44, of Laplace.

The Peterbilt pulled into the path of the southbound Ford, causing the minivan to strike the side of the tractor trailer. Walker, who was wearing a seat belt, was not injured in the crash.

Carter, who was not wearing a seat belt, received serious injuries and was transported to LSU Interim Hospital in New Orleans, where he later died from his injuries.

Alcohol use is not suspected to be a factor in the crash for Carter. Walker submitted to a breath test and was cleared of any alcohol involvement. This crash remains under investigation.