A semi truck driver has been charged in connection with a triple fatality truck vs. pedestrian crash that occurred in Louisiana in December.
Truck driver Clyde Gay, 62, was booked into Natchitoches Parish Jail this week on three counts of negligent homicide, according to WBRZ. His bond was set at $300,000.
The charges stem from a crash that occurred after 7 p.m. on December 6, 2022, on I-49 north of Natchitoches.
LSP said that “a 1999 Jeep Laredo was stalled on the northbound shoulder of I-49” and that the three vehicle occupants were attempting to change a flat tire.
“For reasons still under investigation, a northbound 1997 Freightliner, driven by 62-year-old Clyde Gay of Coushatta, drifted onto the northbound shoulder, struck the left side of the Jeep and impacted all three pedestrians,” LSP said.
Nineteen year old Tyran Williams of Dallas, 21 year old Dylan Young of Dallas, and 19 year old Broderick Moore of Cedar Hill, Texas, all sustained fatal injuries and were pronounced dead at the scene.
Gay wasn’t hurt in the crash.
The three men were members of the Human Jukebox Marching Band at Southern University.
WBRZ reports that toxicology tests showed that Gay was not under the influence of drugs or alcohol.