Man killed in 4-vehicle accident near New Town
A four-vehicle accident near New Town left one man from New Iberia, La., dead.
Christopher Beach of Carrington, 53, who was driving west in a freightliner, saw Son when he and Sallee, 56, peaked over the hill. Beach tried to apply the breaks and avoid the oncoming vehicles but had no time to react, officials said in a release. Son hit Beach’s vehicle head on then struck Salle’s 2006 Mack semi on the driver side.
Son’s vehicle spun on the road, hitting a 2008 Ford pickup driven by 39-year-old Edvin Leon of Euharlee, Ga., before coming to a rest in the ditch.
Son was pronounced dead at the scene. Beach, Sallee and Leon were uninjured. All drivers were wearing seatbelts.
The collision closed the road for approximately seven hours, officials said. The accident remains under investigation.
The McKenzie Sheriff’s Office, Highway Patrol and Three Affiliated Tribes responded to the accident.