22-yr-old Zachary man killed in three vehicle crash

On Friday April 29, 2022 around 9:30 pm, Louisiana State Police responded to a three vehicle fatal crash on Hooper Rd. between Watts Rd. and Breeden Dr. Ethan Gerald, 22, of Zachary, died in the crash.

The preliminary investigation shows as Gerald was driving a 2008 Toyota Camry east on Hooper Rd. at a high rate of speed & attempted to change lanes, Gerald’s vehicle crashed into the left side of a 2017 Toyota Camry, that was also driving east on Hooper Rd.

Gerald’s car then went into the center median and hit a light pole. That’s when troopers said Gerald then entered the westbound lanes and crashed into a 2015 Toyota Camry.

Gerald was buckled, but died on the scene. The driver of the 2015 Camry was also properly restrained and was transported to an area hospital with moderate injuries. Blood samples were collected for scientific analysis. The samples will be submitted to the Louisiana State Police Crime Lab as part of the ongoing investigation.

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