NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) - Louisiana State Police are investigating a crash in Covington that left a Lacombe man dead. The incident occurred Friday, just after 8 p.m. on Highway 1077, just north of Interstate 12.
Police say that 45-year-old Gregory Dickens was driving a car south on Hwy 1077 when he traveled off of the right side of the roadway. He over corrected to the left, which caused his car to enter the northbound lane. As he tried to regain control of the car, he over corrected again to the left and entered the northbound lane for a second time. His vehicle was struck on the front passenger side by an SUV, driven by 53-year-old William E. Revere of Abita Springs.
According to police, Dickens was not wearing his seat belt at the time of the crash. The St. Tammany Parish Coroner's Office pronounced Dickens dead on the scene. Investigators do not know if Dickens was impaired at the time of the crash. A blood sample will be analyzed at the Louisiana State Police Crime Lab.
Revere was wearing his seat belt at the time of the crash, police say. He was brought to St. Tammany Parish hospital where he was treated for minor injuries and released. Revere submitted a breath sample which showed no trace amounts of alcohol.
Police continue to investigate the crash.