ABBEVILLE—An 82-year-old Erath man was killed Thursday in a two-vehicle crash along La. Hwy. 14 in Vermilion Parish.
Louisiana State Police reported that Whitney Walker was driving his 2008 Ford 150 southbound along Grosse Isle Road around 2 p.m. Thursday when he was hit on the driver’s side of his vehicle as he passed through the intersection of Grosse Isle Road and La. Hwy. 14.
State Police say Walker did slow down and come to a stop at the intersection, but for unknown reasons proceeded forward causing the crash with a 2015 Ford F350 that was traveling westbound on La. Hwy. 14.
Both passengers in the second vehicle were injured and had to be transported to Abbeville General Hospital for treatment.
Walker suffered critical injuries and was pronounced dead at Abbeville General Hospital. A passenger in his vehicle only sustained moderate injuries.
State Police said the crash remains under investigation.