51-year-old Man dies in West Baton Rouge Parish crash

51-year-old Man dies in West Baton Rouge Parish crash

POSTED: Thursday, March 27, 2014 - 11:44am

UPDATED: Thursday, March 27, 2014 - 11:49am

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.

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