Pierre Part man dies in crash in Iberville Parish

Posted at 8:53 PM, Jul 06, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-06 21:53:37-04

A young man from Pierre Part is dead following a car crash in Iberville Parish today. 

State Police Troop A responded to the crash at noon. 

Troopers say 21-year-old Tyler Cavalier was driving southbound behind a tanker truck on LA 1 in Plaquemine. 

Cavalier hit the tanker truck from behind after it came to a stop at a railroad crossing, according to a spokesperson for Troop A. 

The victim died at the scene. Troopers say he was wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash. 

Impairment is not suspected to be a factor in this crash, but a toxicology sample was taken from both Cavalier and the driver of the tanker truck.

Troopers would like to remind motorists to remain alert and maintain a safe following distance when traveling.