Authorities identify victim in deadly crash on Scenic Highway

Authorities identify victim in deadly crash on Scenic Highway
Authorities responding to deadly crash on Scenic Highway (Source: wafb)

BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - According to Louisiana State Police, one mean is dead after a fatal crash on Scenic Highway near Zachary that happened just before 5 p.m. March 5.

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scenic wreck 3-5-21scenic wreck 3-5-21 (Source: wafb)

The victim has been identified as Calvin Johnson, 47, of Woodville, MS.

The initial investigation revealed the crash occurred as Johnson was traveling northbound on Scenic Hwy.  At the same time, an 18-wheeler was traveling in the opposite direction.

Police say for reasons unknown, Johnson exited the left side of the roadway and hit an embankment.

After hitting the embankment, Johnson’s vehicle became airborne.

While still in the air, Johnson’s vehicle hit the big truck.

Authorities say Johnson was not wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash and was ejected from the vehicle.

He sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced dead on scene.

The driver of the 18-wheeler was properly restrained and sustained minor injuries. 

This investigation remains ongoing.

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