Ville Platte Man Dies in 2-Car Crash

A Ville Platte man is dead after a two-car crash in Evangeline parish on Highway 1171. Authorities identified him as 43-year-old James Erwin.

State police say it involved two trucks, one pulling a utility trailer filled with hay yesterday morning. The trailer broke away and hit Erwin head-on. The 16-year-old driver of the other truck says he didn’t realize the trailer broke away until he stopped about a mile from the crash.

KLAX ABC 31 News 6/24/15