Christmas-period Road Deaths, USA, 2020 — Louisiana

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Christmas Eve

About 7:40 p.m., a crash happened on U.S. 190 near its intersection with La. 99. The preliminary investigation revealed a 2016 Nissan Maxima, driven by a 22-year-old Elton man, was traveling west on US 190. For reasons still under investigation, the Nissan struck the rear of a 2011 Nissan Titan, being driven by John G. Lumas, 54. The impact caused Lumas to lose control of his vehicle and cross the center line into the opposing lane of travel. A 2017 Volvo tractor-trailer traveling east struck the Nissan Titan head-on. Lumas sustained fatal injuries as a result of the crash and was pronounced deceased at the scene. The other two drivers were not injured. Kinder man dies in Christmas Eve crash (

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