Troopers determined that Reagan's vehicle was struck from behind by a vehicle driven by Seggie Tyrone Ruffin (38) of Columbia, Ms. The collision caused Reagan’s vehicle to travel into the center median, where it then overturned, before coming to rest in the median on its side. Reagan was unrestrained, was ejected from his vehicle, and sustained severe injuries. He was transported by Acadian Air-med to University Medical Center in New Orleans, where he died.
Ruffin sustained moderate injuries and was transported to Ochsner Medical Center – North Shore. There was no indication that Ruffin was impaired at the time of the crash. At the conclusion of the investigation, Troopers will forward their findings to the St. Tammany Parish District Attorney’s Office for consideration of criminal charges.