51-year-old Man dies in West Baton Rouge Parish crash
POSTED: Thursday, March 27, 2014 - 12:44pm
UPDATED: Thursday, March 27, 2014 - 12:49pm
Port Allen (NBC33) — A 51-year-old Melville, LA, man died in a two-vehicle crash that happened Thursday morning just before 7:00 a.m. on Highway 190, west of Highway 1 in West Baton Rouge Parish.
The initial investigation by State Police revealed that the crash occurred as 54-year-old Barry Huffman of Elmwood, KS, was driving a 1996 Kenwood tractor-trailer westbound on US Hwy 190.
At the same time, 51-year-old Ricky Moore, of Melville, was driving eastbound on US Hwy 190 in the left hand lane in a car.
Huffman was attempting to make a U-turn to travel eastbound on US Hwy 190.
For unknown reasons Moore’s car hit the rear wheels of the trailer.
Despite wearing his seatbelt, Moore suffered fatal injuries as a result of the crash.
Huffman was properly restrained and was uninjured.
Driver impairment is not suspected for either driver at this time; however, toxicology samples were taken from both drivers and submitted to the Louisiana State Police Crime Lab for analysis.
This crash remains under investigation, and charges may be pending.