A two-vehicle crash on La. 10 Saturday morning resulted in one man’s death and the arrest of a Denham Springs man on counts of reckless driving and negligent homicide.
State Police said the crash occurred between Richardson and Franklinton about 10:30 a.m.
The person killed was not identified pending notification of next of kin, State Police spokesman Dustin Dwight said.
A 2005 GMC Sierra was headed east on La. 10 when a 2008 Chevrolet Tahoe driven by Troy Simoneaux, 49, pulled onto La. 10 ahead of the Sierra. The driver of the Sierra passed Simoneaux, Dwight said.
Simoneaux tried to pass the Sierra on the left by crossing the center line in a no-passing zone, Dwight said. He drove off the left side of the road, losing control of his vehicle, and then overcorrected to the right, based on evidence at the scene, Dwight said.
The Tahoe then crashed into the left rear quarter panel of the Sierra, causing it to spin out of control and overturn several times, Dwight said.
A witness told police that during the crash, Simoneaux’s driving was aggressive and reckless.
Although the Sierra driver was wearing a seat belt, he was seriously injured and taken to a hospital by Acadian Air-Med, Dwight said. Shortly after he arrived, he was pronounced dead.
Simoneaux was properly restrained and was not injured. He was taken to Washington Parish Jail and booked on counts of reckless operation and negligent homicide. Officers found no alcohol in his system, Dwight said.