Picayune man dead after St. Tammany Parish crash

For reasons still under investigation, the truck traveled off the road to the right and hit a...
For reasons still under investigation, the truck traveled off the road to the right and hit a utility pole. The truck then burst into flames.(Hawaii News Now/file)
Published: Sep. 29, 2022 at 1:29 PM CDT
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PICAYUNE, Miss. (WLOX) - A man from Picayune has died after a Wednesday night accident in St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana.

Around 9:30 p.m., Troopers from Louisiana State Police Troop L began investigating a single-vehicle crash on I-59 near the West Pearl River Bridge. Errol Childs, 38, was pronounced dead at the scene.

LSPD says a Toyota Tundra was traveling north on the interstate. For reasons still under investigation, the truck traveled off the road to the right and hit a utility pole. The truck then burst into flames.

Investigators can’t yet tell if all three occupants had seat belts on because the truck is so damaged. Childs was a passenger in the truck. The driver and other passenger were both transported to a local hospital with serious injuries.

Investigators also aren’t yet sure if the driver was impaired, but toxicology results are pending. The crash remains under investigation.

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