Troopers from Louisiana State Police Troop L responded on Tuesday (July 18, 2017) to a fatal crash on LA 43 at the intersection of LA 16 in St. Helena Parish that claimed the life of Amite resident Jesus Luis Munoz (age 65).
Troopers determined that as he turned left onto LA 16 from LA 43, Munoz failed to yield to a vehicle driven by Sun resident Victor D. Pierce (60) who was towing a 20’ flatbed trailer. Following the collision, Pierce’s vehicle continued into the parking lot of Miller’s Grocery and crashed into two parked vehicles.
Munoz was properly restrained but was pronounced deceased on-scene. Pierce was also properly restrained at the time of the crash. He suffered moderate injuries and was transported to North Oaks Health Systems by Acadian Air Med.