Two killed in Tuesday morning crash

APSO Report

SORRENTO - Shortly before 11 a.m. Tuesday morning, the Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office responded to a double fatality accident on U.S. 61 (Airline Highway) in Sorrento, according to Chief Deputy Bobby Webre.

The victims were identified as Town of Sorrento employee Leo Scott, 59 and 38-year-old Jason Hoffmann of Covington.

Chief Webre reported that Scott was driving his work truck performing his daily duties on U.S. 61 when he was struck from behind by Hoffmann who was driving a box truck. Scott's truck left the roadway and flipped over landing on one side of the truck.

Both were pronounced deceased on scene.