Holden man killed after ejected from his tractor in Livingston Parish

HOLDEN — A 57-yr-old man died after he was ejected from his tractor on Sunday evening in Livingston Parish.

On September 24, 2023, shortly before 8:00 p.m., Louisiana State Police Troopers responded to a two-vehicle crash near the intersection of LA 441 and Herman Hutchinson Road in Livingston Parish.

Tracy Gauthier, 57, of Holden, died in the crash, according to State Police.

The initial investigation shows that Gauthier was driving a Mahindra 5005 DI Tractor north on LA 441. At the same time, a 2008 Chevrolet Malibu was behind behind the farm tractor.

For reasons still under investigation, the driver of the Malibu hit the back end of the farm tractor and Gauthier was ejected.

Troopers say Gauthier was not buckled at the time of the crash. He was transported to a local hospital, but did not survive his injuries.

The driver of the Malibu was buckled and was transported to a local hospital with moderate injuries. This crash remains under investigation.

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