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Hammond man killed on I-55

3 years 1 week 3 days ago November 25, 2013 Nov 25, 2013 Monday, November 25 2013 November 25, 2013 5:45 AM in News
Source: Associated Press

HAMMOND, La. (AP) - State police say a 49-year-old Hammond man died in an accident when his car struck a guardrail on Interstate 55 in Tangipahoa Parish and crossed over a concrete retaining wall.

Trooper First Class Melissa Matey says Mucio Vicencio Ruiz was driving north on I-55 shortly before 3 a.m. Sunday when his car veered off the right side of the interstate and struck a guardrail and wooden post about 200 feet away.

Matey says the car crossed over a concrete retaining wall before stopping in the northbound lane of I-55.

She says Ruiz was not wearing a seat belt and was pronounced dead at the scene.

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