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State Police investigate fatal crash on I-12 in Hammond

3 years 2 days 15 hours ago Wednesday, June 03 2020 Jun 3, 2020 June 03, 2020 9:00 AM June 03, 2020 in News
Source: WBRZ

HAMMOND - A 30-year-old driver was killed in an early morning crash on I-12 near Airport Road in Tangipahoa Parish.  

Louisiana State Police say Jory W. Thaxton was traveling westbound on I-12 at a high rate of speed in a 2016 Toyota Corolla and eventually rear-ended a 2010 Freightliner 18-wheeler driven by 56-year-old Leon Roland of Phoenix Arizona.

Police say Thaxton sustained severe injuries in the crash and was rushed to a local hospital before being pronounced deceased.

Both drivers were wearing their seatbelts and police say impairment is not suspected.

At this time, the crash remains under investigation.

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