Retired EBR deputy killed in crash near Zachary

Zachary Deadly Crash

ZACHARY, LA (WAFB) - A retired deputy with the East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office died Tuesday morning in a crash near Zachary, according to EBRSO.

The crash happened around 6:25 a.m. on Tucker Road at Jackson Road, which is not far from Port Hudson-Pride Road, near Zachary. Two vehicles traveling in opposite directions collided head-on, according to authorities.

The sheriff’s office identified the retired deputy as Claude Smith. He was employed with EBRSO from May 2003 until February 2017.

The other person involved in the crash was transported to a medical facility with injuries not considered life-threatening.

Deputies blocked Tucker Road for a while after the crash, but it has since been reopened.

The wreck is still being investigated.

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