Police in Zachary responded to a single-vehicle crash on Monday, May 25. The accident happened at about 1:30 in the afternoon. The police rushed to the scene on US-61 (Samuels Road) just North of LA-964. When they arrived, they found a 2016 Dodge Journey smashed along the guardrail on the side of the road.
The SUV was being driven by 17-year old Michael Cammack of St. Francisville, Louisiana. He was riding in the vehicle with 2 other teenage passengers. The names of the passengers have not been released. In fact, the name of the driver was not immediately known. His injuries were so serious that it took the authorities some time to identify him.
The vehicle was traveling on US-61 when, for reasons unknown, the driver lost control of the car. He ended up crossing the median and proceeded to crash into the metal guardrail on the side of the highway.
The driver, Cammack, was wearing his seatbelt at the time of the incident. However, he still managed to sustain life-threatening injuries. He was pronounced dead at the scene. The two passengers were also seriously injured in the crash. They were both rushed to the local hospital and there has been no update on their condition.
The police aren’t sure what caused Cammack to run off the road. They believe impairment could have played a role but there is no confirmation. They have sent off for toxicology reports, but the results are not in yet. The investigation continues.
There were no other vehicles involved in the crash. And, so far, it does appear the two passengers are going to survive. There has been no statement from the family of the driver or the other occupants.
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