Driver killed in Tangipahoa Parish crash

PONCHATOULA — State police are investigating a single-vehicle fatal crash that killed a Hammond man Wednesday night.

State police say Robert Kimble, 74, died in the crash that happened on Interstate 55 near US Hwy 51 at around 7 p.m. Wednesday.

According to LSP, the crash occurred as Kimble was traveling northbound on I-55, and for reasons unknown, he lost control and hit a guardrail.

Officials say Kimble was not wearing a seatbelt and sustained severe injuries. He was transported at the hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries.

As part of the investigation, a toxicology sample was obtained from Kimble for analysis.

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