One dies after two-vehicle head-on collision

One dies after two-vehicle head-on collision

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - One person is confirmed dead after a two-vehicle crash Saturday afternoon.

Louisiana State Police the crash happened just after 4 p.m. 24-year-old Maurice Cooper of Bogalusa, died at the scene.

Investigators say Cooper was traveling Northbound on LA 16 in a 2001 Nissan Maxima when, for unknown reasons, he crossed the center line into the Northbound lane of LA 16 and struck a 2002 Chevrolet pick-up truck driven by 31-year-old Jeremy Hebert head on.

Cooper was unrestrained at the time and suffered fatal injuries. The other driver and their passenger were both properly buckled and received moderate injuries. It is unknown if impairment was a factor in this crash. A toxicology sample will be taken from both drivers.

Two others involved in the crash sustained moderate injuries.

More information will be added to this story as the investigation continues.

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