92-year-old driver killed in Ascension Parish crash

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ASCENSION PARISH, LA. (WGNO) – The Louisiana State Police are investigating a two-vehicle crash in Ascension Parish that killed a man from Gonzales.

According to investigators, at around 5:00 p.m. Thursday, 92-year-old Thomas Ayo, was driving south on George Rouyea Rd. in a 2016 Nissan Frontier when he stopped at a stop sign at Louisiana Highway 934.

At that time, it appears that Ayo proceeded into the intersection without waiting for it to clear.

Ayo was then struck by a 2007 GMC Yukon and suffered fatal injuries in the crash.

Investigators say that both drivers were wearing seat belts and the driver of the Yukon was taken to the hospital with moderate injuries.

LSP says, “toxicology samples were obtained and submitted for analysis.”

The investigation into this crash is ongoing.

by: Jeff Hamburger

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