MATHEWS, La. (WGNO) — The Louisiana State Police has reported a fatal two-vehicle crash that occurred along Louisiana Highway 308 just south of Sugar Mill Drive just after 7 p.m. on Monday.
According to the Troop C report, the crash claimed the life of 47-year-old Raceland native Christopher Rivero, who was traveling south on LA 308 in a 2006 Ford F-150.
The investigation has revealed that Rivero’s vehicle crossed the centerline into the opposing lane of travel and struck a 2017 Ford cargo truck head-on. Despite being properly restrained, the impact of the crash caused critical injuries. The driver of the cargo van was also injured.
Both drivers were transported to a New Orleans area hospital for treatment. While at the hospital, Rivero succumbed to his injuries and died.
Rivero’s death marks the 19th fatality in the 16 fatal crashes Troop C has investigated in 2021.
Toxicology samples were collected from both drivers with results pending analysis.
This crash remains under investigation.