20-year-old Amite man killed in 2-vehicle crash
AMITE, LA (NBC33) — A 20-year-old man from Amite, Kyle A. Rigdon, was killed Wednesday morning around 8:00 a.m. on US Highway 51 in Tangipahoa Parish.
Louisiana State Police say the accident happened as Rigdon was driving a truck southbound on US Highway 51. Meanwhile, 19-year-old Adrian J. Seiber, of Amite, was driving a truck northbound on the same road.
Rigdon tried making a U-turn to travel north on Hwy 51, when Seiber’s truck hit Rigdon’s on the passenger side. As a result of the impact, Rigdon’s truck was forced off the roadway.
Rigdon suffered fatal injuries in this crash. Seiber suffered minor to moderate injuries.
A one-year-old passenger in Seiber’s vehicle was not properly restrained and was taken to the hospital to be treated for minor injuries.
Impairment is not suspected to be a factor, but toxicology samples were taken from both drivers.