A 59-year-old Port Allen man died early Saturday after his vehicle struck the back of a garbage truck pulling into the median on La. 415, north of La. 76 in West Baton Rouge Parish.
Frederick Brown Jr. was driving his 2014 Kia Soul north on La. 415 shortly before 6:30 a.m., when a 2006 Mack garbage truck driven by Nathaniel Sheperd pulled across the northbound lanes and into the median, Trooper 1st Class Jared Sandifer, a State Police spokesman, said.
Brown’s Kia struck the back corner of the truck when it pulled into the median, sending Brown’s vehicle flying through the median and into a ditch along the highway, Sandifer said.
Both men were wearing their seat belts, Sandifer said. Sheperd was not injured and was not cited.
Impairment is not suspected to be a factor, Sandifer said.