Unrestrained Hammond Man Killed in Tangipahoa Parish Crash

Published 5:17 pm Sunday, August 7, 2022

Kentwood – Last night, August 6, shortly after 11:10 p.m., Troopers from Louisiana State Police Troop L began investigating a one-vehicle fatal crash on LA Hwy 1054 near North River Road in Tangipahoa Parish. The crash claimed the life of 33-year-old Jeremiah Sims of Hammond.

The initial investigation revealed the crash occurred as Sims was westbound on LA Hwy 1054 in a 2006 Chevrolet Silverado. For reasons still under investigation, the Chevrolet ran off the road to the right and struck a tree.

Sims was unrestrained and sustained fatal injuries as a result of the crash. Sims was pronounced deceased on the scene. As part of the ongoing investigation, a toxicology sample was obtained from the driver for analysis. This crash remains under investigation.

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