A tragic head-on automobile accident south of Angie Sunday evening claimed the life of a Washington Parish man.
Brian Nichols, 49, of Angie, was killed in the accident, which happened on Louisiana Highway 21 south of Angie.
According to troopers with the Louisiana State Police, the crash occurred as a 2015 Nissan Titan pickup truck, driven by 45-year-old Dorman Kellis III of Bogalusa, was southbound on Hwy 21. At the same time, Nichols was driving northbound on LA Hwy 21 in a 2017 Chevrolet Impala. For reasons still under investigation, the Nissan Titan crossed the centerline and impacted head-on with the Chevrolet Impala. After impact, both vehicles came to rest in the roadway.
Shortly after the initial impact, a third vehicle, a 2011 Nissan Maxima that was also southbound on LA Hwy 21 impacted the disabled Impala in the southbound lane.
Troopers reported that Nichols was unrestrained at the time of the crash and sustained fatal injuries as a result of the crash. He was pronounced deceased on the scene. Kellis III was unrestrained and sustained moderate injuries. The driver of the Nissan Maxima was properly restrained and sustained moderate injuries. Kellis III and the driver of the Maxima were transported to a local hospital. As part of the ongoing investigation, toxicology samples were obtained for analysis. The crash remains under investigation and charges are pending, according to Troop L.