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Lockport man dies in Wednesday afternoon crash

Lockport man dies in Wednesday afternoon crash

Lockport – Shortly before 3:00 p.m. Wednesday afternoon, Troopers from Louisiana State Police Troop C began investigating a two vehicle fatality crash on LA 1 at Mar Drive.

The crash took the life of 84-year old Howard Badeaux of Lockport.

Preliminary investigation revealed that Badeaux was driving a 1991 Nissan Frontier pickup when he attempted to make a left turn from Mar Drive onto LA 1.

Rachel Adams, 27-years old, also of Lockport, was approaching while traveling south on LA 1 in a 2002 Chevrolet Silverado.

Adams struck Badeaux’s vehicle and he was transported to the hospital where he later died. Adams sustained minor injuries in the crash.

Alcohol is not suspected as a factor in the crash and standard toxicology tests are pending. Both drivers were wearing their seat belts at the time of the crash.

Louisiana law requires every vehicle occupant, front seat and back seat, to be properly restrained day or night.