WALKER — State Police on Friday identified two men killed in a two-vehicle crash as Lloyd R. Hutson, Jr., 50, of Jackson and Raymond C. Bender, 76, of Denham Springs, .
The accident occurred Thursday at 5:30 p.m. on La. 447 near Drakeford McMorris Road in Livingston Parish.
Trooper 1st Class Jared Sandifer, a State Police spokesman, said the crash occurred as Hutson was driving a 1994 GMC pickup truck northbound on La. 447 and Bender was driving a 2006 Lincoln Town Car southbound on La. 447. As Hutson entered a right-hand curve, his GMC crossed the center line into the southbound lane of travel and struck Bender’s vehicle head on.
Both Hutson and Bender were unrestrained at the time of the crash, and both suffered fatal injuries as a result. Impairment on the part of Hutson may have been a factor in the crash, Sandifer said. Impairment on the part of Bender is not suspected. Toxicology samples were taken from both and submitted to the Louisiana State Police Crime Lab for analysis.