Franklinton man killed in St. Tammany crash

Published 10:24 am Tuesday, July 19, 2022

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On Friday afternoon, shortly after 1:35 p.m., troopers from Louisiana State Police Troop L began investigating a two-vehicle crash on Louisiana Highway 437 near Louisiana Highway 40 in St. Tammany Parish. The crash claimed the life of Shane Young, 48, of Franklinton.

Trooper William Huggins said that the initial investigation revealed the crash occurred as Young was northbound on Highway 437 in a 2019 Nissan Sentra. At the same time, a 2014 Peterbilt commercial vehicle was southbound on Highway 437. For reasons still under investigation, the Nissan traveled across the centerline and impacted the front of the Peterbilt.

Huggins said that Young was unrestrained and sustained fatal injuries as a result of the crash. He was pronounced deceased on the scene. The driver of the Peterbilt was properly restrained and sustained minor injuries as a result of the crash. He was transported to a local hospital.

As part of the ongoing investigation, blood samples will be collected from both drivers for toxicological analysis. This crash remains under investigation.