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Lockport man dies following crash in Lafouche Parish.


A 21-year-old man from Lockport has died from injuries sustained in an accident on Tuesday. The accident happened in the southbound lanes of LA 1 south of Bellevue Bridge.

Police say Ronald Carter was driving a minivan on LA 1 when a tractor trailer driven by Michael Walker of Laplace, LA attempted to make a northbound turn onto the highway. Walker's trailer turned into the path of Carter's minivan causing him to hit the side of it.

Carter, who was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the accident, received serious injuries and was transported to LSU Interim Hospital in New Orleans where he later died.

Alcohol is not expected to be a factor in the accident for both Carter and Walker.

The crash is still under investigation.

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