A 75-year-old man who crashed his car into a fuel truck in Kenner on Monday has died, according to police.
Charles Cooper, of Metairie, was pronounced dead Wednesday from the injuries he suffered in the wreck, Kenner Police Lt. Brian McGregor said in a news release issued Thursday.
Police said Cooper pulled out of Dot’s Diner’s parking lot onto 23rd Street about 10:30 a.m. on the day of the crash and began driving east in the westbound lane for unknown reasons. He then ignored a traffic light and collided with a Retif Oil & Fuel truck that was traveling southbound on Williams Boulevard, police said.
Both Cooper and the driver of the truck — which was empty — were taken to a hospital for treatment. The truck driver arrived in stable condition, while Cooper was left in critical condition, police said.
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