Elderly Lockport man dies in crash

Elderly Lockport man dies in crash

LAFOURCHE PARISH, LA (WVUE) - State police say an 84-year-old Lockport man died while trying to make a left turn onto a highway in his pickup truck.

The crash happened just before 3:00 p.m. Wednesday on LA 1 at Mar Drive in Lafourche Parish. Troopers say Howard Badeaux was driving his 1991 Nissan Frontier truck when he attempted to take a left turn onto LA 1.

Investigators say 27-year-old Rachel Adams was driving her 2002 Chevrolet Silverado on LA 1 when she hit Badeaux's truck. Badeaux later died at the hospital. Adams suffered minor injuries.

State Police say alcohol is not suspected as a factor in the crash and standard toxicology tests are pending.

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