24-year-old passenger dead after vehicle crashes into bulldozer; driver arrested
HAMMOND – A crash left a 24-year-old man dead in Hammond after the vehicle he was a passenger of crashed into a bulldozer on Thursday afternoon.
The crash claimed the life of 24-year-old Tyler Wayne Tullos.
According to Louisiana State Police, the crash occurred around 1 p.m. on I-55 near I-12 when 23-year-old Dillon Ryan Majesty was driving a Chevrolet Equinox northbound on the interstate in the left lane. Tullos was in the front passenger seat of the vehicle. Majesty's vehicle traveled off the roadway to the left, entered the median and crashed into the back of a bulldozer.
The bulldozer was a part of a construction crew working in the median. Tullos was not wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash was pronounced dead on the scene by the Tangipahoa Parish Coroner's Office, Louisiana State Police said.
Majesty was also not wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash and sustained moderate injuries. He was taken to an area hospital to be treated.
Majesty was arrested for charged of first offense DWI, vehicular homicide, careless operation and driving without a license. State Police say the crash is still under investigation.
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