Picayune man dies in I-59 crash

Picayune man dies in I-59 crash
(FOX 8)

NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) - A Picayune man died in a crash on I-59 Thursday night.

According to State Police, Ronnie Joseph Reagan, 32, was traveling northbound on I-59 when he was struck from behind by Seggie Tyrone Ruffin of Columbia, MS.

The collision caused Reagan's vehicle to travel into the center median where it then overturned on its side.

Reagan was unrestrained and ejected from his vehicle.

Reagan sustained severe injuries in the crash.

He was transported by Acadian Air-med to University Medical Center in New Orleans where he later succumbed to his injuries, according to the report.

Ruffin sustained moderate injuries in the crash.  He was transported to Ochsner Medical Center – North Shore.

There was no indication that Ruffin was impaired at the time of the crash.

As part of the on-gong investigation, blood samples were collected and will be sent to the Louisiana State Police Crime Lab for analysis, according to State Police.

At the conclusion of the investigation, troopers will forward their findings to the St. Tammany Parish District Attorney's Office for consultation of criminal charges.

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