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Independence man dies in Sunday crash near Baptist

Posted: Sunday, March 10, 2019 | Views: 6025

Independence man dies in Sunday crash near Baptist
From Louisiana State Police:
HAMMOND---On Sunday March 10, 2019 at 1:05 AM, Troopers from Louisiana State Police Troop L responded to a single vehicle fatal crash on US 190 east of Baptist Rd. in Tangipahoa Parish.

The crash has claimed the life of 33-year-old Archie Herbert Moore Jr. of Independence.

The initial investigation led Troopers to determine that the crash occurred as Moore was driving a 2001 Chevrolet Colorado westbound on US 190. For reasons still under investigation, Moore’s vehicle traveled off the right side of the roadway. After exiting the roadway, Moore’s vehicle entered the ditch and crashed into a driveway embankment. The vehicle continued in the ditch and impacted a fence rail before coming to rest. Despite being properly restrained, Moore sustained severe injuries in the crash. He was transported to North Oaks Hospital, where he was pronounced deceased shortly after his arrival.

As part of the ongoing investigation, blood samples were collected and will be sent to the Louisiana State Police Crime Lab for analysis.