Brookhaven man killed in Louisiana crash

Published 5:44 pm Sunday, December 22, 2019

Louisiana State police are investigating a deadly crash on I-12 that killed a Brookhaven man in Livingston Parish.

Shortly before 3:30 a.m. Saturday, troopers began investigating a two-vehicle fatal crash on I-12 west of Veterans Highway. LSP said Hunter Waldrop, of Brookhaven, died in the crash.

According to media reports, troopers said Waldrop was traveling eastbound on I-12 in a 2019 GMC Sierra. At the same time, a 2011 Volvo tractor-trailer was stopped on the right eastbound shoulder of I-12. The GMC traveled off the right side of the roadway and struck the rear of the Volvo.

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Waldrop, who was wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash, died at the scene. Troopers do not know whether Waldrop was impaired, but a toxicology sample will be submitted for analysis.

The driver of the Volvo was not injured. He was given a chemical breath test and showed no signs of impairment, according to LSP.