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St. Amant man killed in Ascension Parish crash Tuesday

St. Amant man killed in Ascension Parish crash Tuesday
Posted: Jun 12, 2018
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ASCENSION PARISH – Shortly after 12:00 pm on June 12, 2018, Troopers from Louisiana State Police Troop A began investigating a two vehicle crash that resulted in a fatality on LA Hwy 431 east of LA Hwy 931 in Ascension Parish.

The crash took the life of 24-year-old Jonathan S. Hyland of St. Amant.

The initial investigation by State Police revealed that the crash occurred as Hyland, driving a 1962 Lincoln Continental, was attempting to turn left off of a private drive to travel west on LA Hwy 431. At the same time, 46-year-old Brian Bergeron of Slaughter was driving a 2015 Peterbilt dump truck eastbound on LA Hwy 431. Hyland pulled his vehicle into the path of the eastbound dump truck, and the Peterbilt struck the Lincoln.

Troopers believe that Hyland was unrestrained at the time of the crash. He sustained serious injuries as a result, and was transported from the scene to St. Elizabeth Hospital in Gonzales where he later succumbed to those injuries. Bergeron was properly restrained at the time of the crash and was uninjured.

Impairment is not believed to be a factor in this crash, but a toxicology sample was taken from Hyland to be submitted to the Louisiana State Police Crime Lab for analysis.