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A 37-year-old Metairie man was killed Wednesday afternoon in a truck accident on Interstate 12 between Lacombe and Slidell in St. Tammany Parish, State Police said.

The crash occurred shortly after 1 p.m.

State Police investigators said Rahn Taylor was operating a 2007 International 18-wheeler eastbound on I-12 in the left lane. Kenneth Bacchus, 55, of New Orleans was driving a Mack truck next to him.

Taylor's truck suffered a tire failure on the right front steer axle, causing it to swerve to the right and into Bacchus' truck. Taylor's truck then ran off the side of the road and hit several trees.

Taylor was pronounced dead at the scene. He was wearing a seat belt and alcohol was not suspected to be a factor in the crash.

Bacchus was not injured.