Port Allen man dies in accident with garbage truck
PORT ALLEN, La. - State police say a Port Allen man died in a weekend traffic accident involving his car and a garbage truck.
The accident happened Saturday morning on Louisiana Highway 415 in West Baton Rouge Parish.
A state police news release says 59-year-old Frederick Brown Jr. was driving north on the highway at the time that the driver of the garbage truck was attempting to enter a median opening.
Brown's car struck the left rear corner of the garbage truck, crossed the median and crossed the southbound lanes before coming to rest in a ditch.
No charges were reported and police said neither driver was believed to be impaired, although toxicology reports were pending.
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