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Head-on crash kills Kentwood man


Louisiana State Police say a two vehicle head-on crash killed a Kentwood man Sunday night. 

The crash happened shortly after 7:30 p.m.

Phillip A. Williams, 59, of Kentwood, who was driving a 1996 Dodge 3500 eastbound on LA 38 when, according to investigators, Matthew Jacob Peek, 38, crossed into the eastbound lanes while a 2014 GMC Sierra.

Peek then collided with Williams. 

State troopers say Williams attempted to avoid the truck by driving onto the right shoulder, but was still struck head-on. 

Both drivers suffered injuries in the crash.

Williams was taken to Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center, where he later died from the injuries he sustained in the crash.

Peek was taken to North Oaks Medical Center where he was treated for moderate injuries.

A blood sample was taken from Peek and sent to the state police crime lab for analysis. At the conclusion of the investigation, the results will be sent to the Tangipahoa Parish District Attorney's office.

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