A 41-year-old Hahnville man was killed in a multi-vehicle crash on Highway 90 near Pier 90 yesterday evening, according to the Louisiana State Police.
A large animal in the roadway led to the crash, which took place around 6:30 p.m., officials said.
The initial investigation revealed Tyler Scott, of Hahnville, was driving a 2005 Ford Ranger west on Highway 90 approaching Pier 90. At the same time, a 2021 Audi Q8 was traveling east on Highway 90. As Scott’s Ranger traveled west, it encountered and struck a large animal in the roadway. After the initial impact, Scott lost control of the Ranger and traveled across the median into the eastbound lanes and the path of the Audi.
The Ranger struck the Audi before impacting a 2020 Ford Explorer. The impact with the Audi caused its driver to lose control and travel across the median into the westbound lanes, where it impacted a 2018 GMC Sierra and a 2016 Toyota Camry.
Despite being properly restrained, Scott suffered life-threatening injuries and was transported to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries. The drivers of the Audi and the Explorer suffered serious injuries and were transported to an area hospital. The driver of the Toyota was uninjured.
While impairment is unknown, standard toxicology samples were taken from all drivers and will be submitted for analysis. This crash remains under investigation.