This morning, shortly before 11:00 AM, Louisiana State Police Troop B was notified of a fatal crash that occurred on LA 3127 north at mile post 8.2, which is 1.8 miles north of LA 3142.
Preliminary investigation revealed that a 1999 Peterbilt dump truck, Michael Morrison of St. Albans New York was traveling south on LA 3127 when its left front tire failed. The Peterbilt veered into the northbound lane and impacted the 2008 Toyota Highlander driven by Joann and Edgar Walden of Leawood,
Both Edgar and Joann Walden were pronounced dead on the scene. Morrison was transported to the Interim LSU Public Hospital Level 1 Trauma Center in critical condition.
Seat belts were used by all occupants. Speed and alcohol are not considered factors of the crash, however toxicology results are pending.
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