Denham Springs man dies in three vehicle crash

LIVINGSTON, LA (WAFB) - State Police say a three vehicle crash has claimed the life of a Denham Springs man.  The crash happened Saturday around 4:00 pm on LA Hwy 16, just south of LA Hwy 63.

Investigators say Luke Matthews, 21, was driving north on LA Hwy 16 when for unknown reasons he crossed the centerline and hit Aristide Dixon, 38, who was traveling southbound.  After the two vehicles collided, Matthews vehicle then hit another car that was traveling southbound.

Matthews suffered severe injuries and was taken to a local hospital where he later died.  His passenger, Taylor Thomas, 20, and Dixon both suffered moderate injuries and were also taken to a local hospital for treatment. No word on the condition of the third driver.

All drivers and occupants were wearing seat belts at the time of the crash.  It is unknown whether driver impairment was a factor. Toxicology samples have been submitted for analysis.

This crash remains under investigation.

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