Fatal two-vehicle crash claims life of Denham Springs man, State Police say

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WALKER, LA (The Livingston Parish News) – A two-vehicle crash early Tuesday morning has claimed the life of a Denham Springs man, according to Louisiana State Police.

The crash, which occurred on La. Hwy. 447 south Interstate 12 in Walker, took the life of 32-year-old Michael Hankins, State Trooper Taylor Scrantz said in a press release.

Troopers from Louisiana State Police Troop A began investigating a two-vehicle shortly before 4 a.m., Scrantz said. According to State Police, Hankins was traveling northbound on La. Hwy. 447 in a 2004 Honda Civic as a 2007 Chevrolet Silverado was traveling southbound.

The preliminary findings revealed Hankins crossed the centerline into the opposing lane, which resulted in the Honda striking the Chevrolet head-on, Scrantz said.

Hankins was properly restrained at the time of the crash but sustained serious injuries. Scrantz said Hankins was transported to a local hospital, where he ultimately succumbed to his injuries.

The unidentified driver of the Chevrolet was also properly restrained, but he, too, sustained serious injuries and was transported to a local hospital for treatment. Scrantz said impairment is unknown at this time, but toxicology samples were taken from both drivers for analysis.

The crash remains under investigation.

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