LOCKPORT, LA (WVUE) - 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.