Two dead after car crash in Tangipahoa
HAMMOND – State Police say two people are dead after a crash on LA 1064 in Tangipahoa Parish Saturday afternoon.
According to Louisiana State Police, 72-year-old Rita Adams was turning west from Rufus Bankston Road onto LA 1064 when she was struck by a pickup truck. Police say Adams and her 97-year-old mother, Myrtis Jones, were transported to North Oaks Hospital where they were pronounced dead.
The driver of the truck, 30-year-old William Holton and a passenger, 31-year-old Kayla Olah both suffered minor injuries.
Investigators say all occupants were wearing seatbelts at the time of the crash. Impairment and speed are not considered factors of the crash.
Toxicology samples are pending and the crash remains under investigation.
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