Tickfaw man killed after fleeing police, struck by dump truck
TICKFAW – State police say one man is dead after fleeing Hammond Police then causing a crash on LA 1065 in Tickfaw Wednesday morning.
According to Louisiana State Police, the crash happened on LA 1065 near Sims Lane just before noon Wednesday.
Hammond Police attempted to initiate a traffic stop on a Ford Focus driven by 21-year-old Darious Rashaad Ashton. Police said Ashton fled from officers on the northbound lane before eventually turning onto Sims Lane.
When trying to re-enter onto LA 1065, police say Ashton did not stop at a stop sign and was struck by a Honda Accord. Ashton’s car was struck a second time by a dump truck traveling in the northbound lane.
Investigators say Ashton was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash. He received serious injuries and later died at an area hospital.
The driver of the dump truck suffered minor injuries and was treated. The driver of the Honda Accord was not injured.
Blood samples were taken for analysis. The investigation into the incident is still ongoing.
Desktop NewsClick to open Continuous News in a sidebar that updates in real-time.
Arsonist set Circle K gas pump on fire early Monday morning
Ice Skating returns to the River Center with safety precautions
Woman in her 70s finds cancer early, emphasizes importance of annual screenings
Injured State Trooper returns home from hospital following Friday crash
Livingston Assessor Audit
Catholic freshman Daniel Beale has been thrown into super stardom thanks to...
Can Jameis Winston lead this Saints offense?; Fantasy Focus Week 11 with...
Fans' Choice Award Winner 2020: Week 7 - Baylor Langlois
Clay Polk is Central football's master of mystery
Late defensive stands and timely passing give Catholic 27-21 win over Acadiana