Dump truck driver arrested after fatal three-vehicle crash in Zachary
ZACHARY – A dump truck driver was arrested after a fatal three-vehicle crash at the intersection of US 61 and Flanacher Road.
The crash resulted in the arrest of 26-year-old Deante Dixon and the death of 29-year-old Gilbert Rivera. The crash occurred on Monday around 6 a.m. when Dixon was traveling east bound on Flanacher Road in a Mack dump truck. Dixon began to cross the northbound lanes of US 61 and came to a stop in the median opening, with the rear of his dump truck in the left lane of US 61 northbound.
At the same time, Rivera was traveling northbound in the left lane of US 61 in a BMW. Rivera's vehicle struck the rear wheels and the dump bed of Dixon's vehicle. The impact caused Rivera's vehicle to rotate counter clockwise into the right lane of US 61 northbound and struck a Ford F-150 driven by 59-year-old Gary Sumrall.
Rivera was wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash but sustained fatal injuries as a result. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
Dixon was arrested for negligent homicide and failure to stop at a stop sign. He will be booked into the East Baton Rouge Parish Jail upon release from being treated for minor injuries.
Both Dixon and Sumrall were wearing seat belts at the time of the crash. Impairment is not suspected to be a factor in the crash but toxicology samples will be taken from each driver for analysis.
Desktop NewsClick to open Continuous News in a sidebar that updates in real-time.
Asian carp a growing concern for fisherman
Remains of local Marine killed in car crash return home Wednesday
Raising Cane's employees fired over video showing unsanitary behavior
Payday loan business robber's disguise nearly matched that of real delivery driver
DEMCO pledges changes after allegations of corruption surface
LSU Track star Aleia Hobbs happy she could represent her home state...
14-year-old CoCo Gauff wants to be the next star in pro tennis
Pete Jenkins reflects on 2017 season
Temeka Johnson basketball camp about more than the game
Saints looking to fill backfield void during Ingram's 4-game absence