Unrestrained driver killed in crash with semi-truck

Published 9:02 pm Monday, June 10, 2024

An Iowa, La., man was killed in an early morning crash Monday on La. 1256 near Carlyss Drive.

Louisiana State Police Trooper Matt Gaspard said the 5 a.m. collision claimed the life of 40-year-old Raymond Bradley IV.

Caspar said Bradley was driving a 2009 Nissan Altima north on La. 1256. At the same time, a 2020 Peterbilt semi-truck was stopped in the northbound lane for a traffic signal at the intersection of Carlyss Drive. For reasons still under investigation, the Altima struck the rear of the Peterbilt.

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Bradley, who was unrestrained at the time of the crash, sustained serious injuries. He was transported to a nearby hospital, where he later died. The driver of the Peterbilt, who was properly restrained, sustained minor injuries.

A standard toxicology sample was collected from both drivers and submitted for analysis. This crash remains under investigation.

Troop D has investigated 6 fatal crashes resulting in six fatalities in 2024.