Zachary man killed in three vehicle crash
LIVONIA – State Police say a Zachary man is dead after a three vehicle crash on USA 190 in Pointe Coupee Parish Saturday.
According to Louisiana State Police, the crash happened near the intersection of US 190 and LA 978 around 1 p.m. Saturday.
Crash investigators say the wreck happened as 48-year-old Oscar Davis had stopped on US 190 to turn onto LA 978. Police say 24-year-old Michael Wallis was also traveling eastbound on US 190 and slowed down as Davis was turning.
State Police say a third vehicle, driven by 32-year-old Jordy Lanthier did not slow down and struck Wallis’ vehicle. Wallis’ vehicle then rotated and struck Davis’ vehicle.
Police say Wallis was wearing a seatbelt but still suffered fatal injuries. The Pointe Coupee Parish Coroner’s Office pronounced Wallis dead at the scene.
Davis and Lanthier were not injured in the crash. Impairment is not suspected to be a factor in the crash, but toxicology samples were taken from all drivers.
The crash is still under investigation.