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Supervisor - Region 2
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Tpr. Glenn Younger

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M/T Brooks David
Troop I
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Troop L
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Raceland man dies in St. Mary wreck

From staff reports
3 hrs ago



CENTERVILLE — A Raceland man was killed in a St. Mary Parish crash on Wednesday afternoon.

According to Louisiana State Police Troop I, shortly before 5 p.m., Troop I was notified of a two-vehicle crash on U.S. 90 at Louisiana 317. The victim, 62-year-old Rene Hernandez, died early Thursday morning from injuries suffered in the wreck, the St. Mary Parish Coroner’s Office reported.

The preliminary investigation revealed 37-year-old Alton Plaisance of Avondale, was traveling east on U.S. 90 in a 2012 Kenworth 18 Wheeler. He was in the inside lane on the overpass at Louisiana 317 when his trailer became detached from the tractor. The trailer came to rest in the outside lane, where it was struck by an eastbound 2017 Ford F-250 driven by Hernandez. 

Hernandez was properly restrained at the time of the crash and was taken to Our Lady of the Lake in Baton Rouge by Acadian Ambulance Airmed.

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.