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Denham Springs man killed in St. Helena Parish crash

1 year 6 days 17 hours ago Thursday, July 06 2023 Jul 6, 2023 July 06, 2023 5:16 PM July 06, 2023 in News
Source: WBRZ

PINE GROVE - A two-vehicle crash left one dead and one injured Thursday morning on LA Hwy 16.

State Police investigated the crash around 4:15 a.m. and declared Justin Ruiz, 28, of Denham Springs dead at the scene. Troopers believe Ruiz's 2007 Honda Civic struck a semi truck after his car traveled from the shoulder into the path of the oncoming truck.

Ruiz was not wearing a seat belt and was killed in the crash.

Police investigated around 4:15 a.m. and declared Ruiz dead on the scene, while the Peterbilt driver only sustained minor injuries and was transported to a local hospital.

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