Hammond man killed in single vehicle crash in Tangipahoa
HAMMOND – A Hammond man was killed after his truck overturned and crashed into a tree in Tangipahoa Parish Saturday, according to State Police.
Louisiana State Police said 34-year-old David Neal Giacone was traveling southbound on LA 1065 when his pickup truck drove off the right side of the road.
Troopers said Giacone over corrected to the left causing his truck to spin into the northbound lane and off the road into a ditch.
According to State Police, the truck crashed into the ditch, causing the vehicle to overturn before finally crashing into a tree.
Police said Giacone was not wearing a seatbelt and sustained fatal injuries. The Tangipahoa Parish Coroner’s Office pronounced Giacone dead at the scene.
Police said blood samples were taken and will be sent to the Louisiana State Police Crime Lab for analysis.
Louisiana State Police are still trying to determine why the truck initially traveled off the road.
“As the Christmas season is upon us, please take this opportunity to talk to your family about the importance of wearing a seatbelt, never driving impaired and avoiding distractions while driving,” State Police said. “The conversation could have lifesaving consequences.”