Man dies in Hwy 42 crash

Staff Writer
Gonzales Weekly Citizen

A two-vehicle crash Sunday shortly before 8:30 p.m. on Hwy 42 west of Hwy 933 left one man deceased and a teenager suffering from life-threatening injuries, Louisiana State Police Troop A spokesperson Trooper Russell Graham said Monday.

An investigation by troopers revealed that a 1994 Honda Prelude, being driven by Glynn C. Landry, 35, of Walker, was traveling east on Hwy 42 when it entered a right curve and began to rotate clockwise, Graham said.

The vehicle rotated into the oncoming lane where the driver’s side struck a westbound 1999 Ford Pickup head on, according to Graham. Landry was pronounced deceased on the scene by the Ascension Parish Coroner’s Office.

Landry had one passenger, a 14-year old white male, in the vehicle who was transported to Our Lady of the Lake Hospital with life-threatening injuries.

The driver of the pickup, Chad M. Black, 19, of Prairieville, was properly restrained when the crash occurred and sustained only minor injuries.

Troopers do not suspect alcohol to have been a factor in the crash, though Black voluntarily submitted a breath sample to the Intoxilyzer 5000, which showed that he had no detectable alcohol in his system, according to Graham.

Black had four passengers in the vehicle with him when the crash occurred, Graham said. All of the pickup’s occupants were properly restrained and none sustained any serious injuries.