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Man succumbs to injuries after holiday weekend crash

Man succumbs to injuries after holiday weekend crash
Posted: Jan 4, 2017
Categories: Front Page, Crime
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From the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office:

Around 7:00 PM on Thursday, December 29, 2016, the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office responded to a motorcycle crash on Highway 21 in Sun, Louisiana.
The preliminary investigation determined that 60-year-old Bush, Louisiana resident, Joseph Bruno, who was driving a 2002 Honda Silverwing motorcycle, was traveling south on Highway 21. As Bruno approached the intersection of Pierce Road, a 2011 Chevy Malibu, driven by 60-year-old Emelda Mingo, from Bogalusa, Louisiana, pulled out of the driveway of the Sun Village Bingo Hall and failed to yield to the motorcycle. Bruno was unable to avoid the collision, causing him to strike Mingo’s vehicle. Bruno was ejected from his motorcycle during the impact.

Bruno was airlifted to Lakeview Medical Center where he later succumbed to his injuries. Mingo was transported to Our Lady of the Angels hospital with minor injuries.  As part of the on-going crash investigation, deputies obtained blood samples of both drivers, which have been sent to the Louisiana State Police Crime Lab for analysis. Mingo was determined to be at fault in the crash.
Prior to Bruno’s death, Mingo received a traffic citation for L.R.S. 32:124 (failure to yield from a private drive), however, criminal charges could be filed at a later date pending the results of the blood toxicology and after consulting with the 22nd Judicial District Attorney’s Office.