2 Plaquemine men die in head-on collision on LA 77, authorities say
IBERVILLE PARISH, La. (WAFB) - Troopers with Louisiana State Police say two Plaquemine men are dead following a head-on crash on Tuesday, March 23.
Trooper First Class Taylor Scrantz says the crash happened shortly before 7:30 a.m. on LA 77, south of LA 386 in Iberville Parish.
Investigators say Patrick Dwyer, 40, of Plaquemine, was traveling southbound on LA 77 in a 2011 Chevrolet Silverado at the same time Marvin
“Dale” Stampley, 77, of Plaquemine, was traveling northbound on LA 77 in a 2015 Ford F-150.
For reasons still under investigation, Dwyer crossed the centerline into the opposing lane, which resulted in the Chevrolet striking the Ford head-on, authorities say.
Scrantz says both Dwyer and Stampley were wearing seatbelts and sustained fatal injuries as a result of the crash.
Both men were pronounced dead at the scene.
Troopers say routine toxicology samples were obtained from both drivers for analysis.
The crash remains under investigation.
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