Centerville, La. (KLFY) – Shortly before 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Troop I was notified of a two-vehicle injury crash on US 90 at La.317. The victim of the crash, 62-year-old Rene Hernandez died early this morning, troopers said.
The preliminary investigation revealed 37-year-old Alton Plaisance of Avondale, was traveling east on US 90 in a 2012 Kenworth 18-wheeler. He was traveling in the inside lane on the overpass at La. 317 when his trailer became detached from the tractor.
The trailer came to rest in the outside lane when it was struck by an eastbound 2017 Ford F-250 driven by Hernandez.
Hernandez was properly restrained during the crash and was transported to Our Lady of the Lake in Baton Rouge by Acadian Ambulance AirMed with moderate injuries.
Troop I was contacted this morning by the St. Mary Parish Coroner’s Office who advised that Hernandez had died.
Plaisance was restrained during the crash and was not injured. Impairment is not suspected to be a factor in this crash on the part of either driver.