A state police news release says the accident happened Tuesday in Jefferson Parish.
The driver of a Ford Mustang attempted to pass another vehicle on the right shoulder of U.S. Highway 61 while traveling at “a very high rate of speed.” The Mustang struck a curb and traveled into a parking lot. It struck a Toyota Tundra pickup truck with a force that carried both vehicles about 80 feet (24 meters).
A man in the pickup, Rafael Canessa Sr. of Metairie, died.
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