Will E. Wright, Jr., 22, killed, after his 18-wheel dump truck leaves the Louisiana Highway 37 roadway near Baton Rouge, and crashes into a ditch and a tree.

Modified Date: 
Wed, 09/24/2014 - 11:31am
Accident Date: 
Sunday, April 20, 2014

Crash kills Hammond truck driver.

A Hammond man died on Monday when the dump truck he was driving veered off the road and into a ditch, then went airborne and crashed into a tree.

A Hammond man died on Monday when the dump truck he was driving veered off the road and into a ditch, then went airborne and crashed into a tree.

Officials identified the driver as 22-year-old Will E. Wright, Jr..

A Louisiana State Police investigation found that the 2001 Mack 18-wheeler, which was hauling gravel, was headed south on La. Hwy. 37, near Stoney Point Birch Road, when Wright allowed the vehicle to leave the highway.

The accident happened about 9 a.m. in East Baton Rouge Parish.

The driver was not wearing a seatbelt and died at the scene. Investigators do not believe Wright was impaired, but routine tests will be done at a state lab.

People Involved: 
Will E. Wright
Jr.

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