Picayune man dead after St. Tammany Parish crash
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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