A 69-year-old Norwood man was killed Sunday night in East Feliciana Parish when his vehicle struck a bridge rail, overturned and was hit by another vehicle, according to State Police.
Police said Jimmie Tant died in the crash, which occurred shortly after 10 p.m. on La 19 north of La. 955. A State Police news release gave this account of the crash:
Tant was traveling northbound on La. 19 in a 2001 Chevrolet S-10. He lost control of his vehicle and struck a bridge rail. Tant’s vehicle overturned onto its roof and came to rest in the southbound lane of La. 19. Ryan Connor, 48, of Zachary, was traveling southbound on La. 19 in a 2003 Ford F-150. Connor was unable to avoid Tant’s vehicle and struck it on the passenger’s side in the southbound lane.
Tant was properly restrained at the time of the crash but suffered fatal injuries. He was pronounced dead at the scene by the East Feliciana Parish Coroner’s Office.
Connor also was properly restrained and received minor injuries as a result of the crash.
Impairment is not suspected to be a factor in this crash, but a toxicology sample was taken from both drivers and results are pending.