A Mississippi teen died early Saturday after his Dodge Ram pickup truck went airborne and hit a tree in a single vehicle crash at an LA 432 intersection in East Feliciana Parish.
Nineteen-year-old Cody Haygood, of Liberty, Mississippi, was driving a 2005 Dodge Ram 2500 westbound on LA 432 shortly before 5 a.m. when he failed to stop at the LA 67 intersection, a state police news release says.
The street inclined at the intersection and as Haygood went over it, his vehicle went airborne and struck a tree on the driver’s side, the release says.
Though Haygood was wearing a seat belt, he suffered fatal injuries in the crash and was pronounced dead at the scene by the East Feliciana Parish Coroner’s Office.
A toxicology sample was taken from Haygood and submitted to the State Police crime lab for analysis, according to the release.