Northshore man crashes, dies


Louisiana State Police say a man from Hammond is dead after a crash on Sunday.

"Troopers from Louisiana State Police Troop L responded to a fatal crash on LA 22 west of LA 445 in Tangipahoa Parish," Trooper Jeremy Price said in a news release.

He said that the crash claimed the life of 49-year-old Damian C. Tenhaaf.

"The initial investigation led Troopers to determine that Tenhaaf was westbound on LA 22 in a Hyundai Sonata. For reasons still under investigation, the vehicle exited the roadway and impacted several trees. Tenhaaf was improperly restrained at the time of the crash and sustained fatal injuries."

The driver was pronounced deceased on the scene.

"Impairment is not suspected as a factor in the crash, but as part of the ongoing investigation, a blood sample was collected for scientific analysis from Tenhaaf."

Price says the crash investigation remains ongoing.