Gonzales man killed in Livingston Parish crash

LIVINGSTON — It was just before 9:30 a.m. when Louisiana State Police troopers responded to a single-vehicle crash on LA 42 east of LA 63 in Livingston Parish.

Pedro Hernandez, 39, of Gonzales, died in the crash, according to LSP.   

The initial investigation reveals that Hernandez was driving a 1998 Dodge Ram 1500 headed east on LA 42. For reasons still under investigation, Hernandez failed to turn into a left-hand curve and went off the roadway before hitting a tree.

Hernandez was buckled properly but died on the scene. The passenger, who was also properly buckled, was transported to a local hospital with severe injuries from the crash. 

As part of the ongoing investigation, toxicology samples were taken from Hernandez and will be submitted for analysis.

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