Car crash kills two men in St. Tammany

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Authorities are investigating a three-vehicle crash that killed two men Friday on Interstate 59 in St. Tammany Parish.

State Police say 74-year-old Homer Phillips, of Carriere, Miss., was heading north in the southbound lanes of I-59 in a pickup truck around 6 p.m. when he collided head-on with a southbound pickup truck, forcing it into the median.

State Trooper Louis Calato said Phillips' vehicle then struck a southbound car, which also careened into the median, before rolling over and coming to a rest in the southbound shoulder.

Authorities say Phillips and a passenger in the other pickup, 28-year-old James Chapman, of Atlanta, were pronounced dead at the scene.

State Police would not speculate on why Phillips may have been driving against traffic.

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