JEFFERSON DAVIS PARISH, LA (KPLC) - An accident between a vehicle and a tractor led to a fatality on U.S. 165 Monday afternoon, Trooper Derek Senegal with Louisiana State police confirmed.
LSP responded to a two-vehicle fatal crash on US 165 near Atterberry Road in Jeff Davis Parish, about 6 miles north of US 90.
Investigation revealed a 2012 Dodge Caravan driven by Eugene Kinkelaar, 78, of Elton and a 2014 John Deere tractor with a disk plow attachment driven by Joshua Dean Luntsford, 24, of Fenton, were both traveling north on US 165. Senegal said for reasons unknown, Kinkelaar struck the back of the John Deere tractor.
Despite being properly restrained, Kinkelaar sustained fatal injuries as a result of the crash and was pronounced dead at the scene by the Jefferson Davis Parish Coroner’s Office.
Luntsford sustained minor injuries during the crash.
Toxicology samples were obtained from both drivers and will be submitted for analysis. The crash remains under investigation.