Impairment suspected in crash that killed parish man

Published 11:38 am Monday, April 18, 2022

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Shortly after 7 p.m. on Sunday, troopers from Louisiana State Police Troop L began investigating a single-vehicle fatal crash on Louisiana Highway 25 near Blackwell Lane in St. Tammany Parish, according to LSP Trooper William Huggins. The crash claimed the life of Tyler Sharp, 26, of Franklinton.

Huggins said that the initial investigation revealed the crash occurred as Sharp was northbound on Highway 25 in a 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier. For reasons still under investigation, the Cavalier crossed the centerline and traveled off of the roadway to the left. After leaving the roadway, the Cavalier impacted a tree, Huggins said.

Despite Sharp being restrained, he sustained fatal injuries as a result of the crash. He was pronounced deceased on the scene.

Huggins said that impairment is suspected to be a factor in this crash. A toxicology sample was obtained for analysis. This crash remains under investigation.