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Vehicle strikes tractor causing driver serious injuries

Vehicle strikes tractor causing driver serious injuries

Cut Off, LA – Shortly before 4:00 p.m. Friday afternoon, the Louisiana State Police Troop C began investigating a serious injury crash on LA 3235 near LA 3161 involving a 2010 Chevrolet Silverado and a John Deere Tractor.

The driver of the tractor, 58-year old Nolan Waguespack of Cut Off, LA, was partially ejected.

The preliminary investigation revealed that Waguespack was traveling north on LA 3235 in the right lane with his amber caution lights flashing when the Silverado, driven by 63-year old Chris Dehart of Bayou Vista, LA, approached the slow moving tractor from behind.

Dehart attempted to steer to the left to avoid the tractor but he struck it on the left rear side. The tractor overturned and Waguespack was partially ejected through the back window of the fully enclosed cab. He sustained serious injuries and was transported to the hospital.

Dehart was wearing his seat belt and received minor injuries. Waguespack’s tractor was equipped with a lap seat belt but he was not restrained. Alcohol is not suspected as a factor in the crash. Dehart submitted a blood sample and the test results are pending.