KENTWOOD, LA (WAFB) - State Police say one man is dead after a late night crash involving an ATV and another unknown vehicle. The crash happened Friday night around 11:00 pm on La. 10 near Kentwood.
Investigators say that Matthew Mahler, 22, was operating a 4-wheeler along with a companion who was operating another 4-wheeler. Both were traveling westbound in a drainage ditch that runs along side of La. 10, when Mahler struck a culvert, flipped the 4-wheeler and was ejected. He came to rest in the westbound lane of La. 10. Mahler's companion was attempting to aid him when an unknown vehicle traveling westbound on La. 10 began approaching. The companion tried to alert the driver of the oncoming vehicle, but the vehicle struck Mahler and continued on without stopping.