- Associated Press - Monday, June 30, 2014

WESTWEGO, La. (AP) - State police are investigation two-vehicle accident in Jefferson Parish that claimed the life of a 71-year-old Tickfaw man.

Trooper Melissa Matey says the accident happened around 5:35 a.m. Monday on Louisiana Highway 18.

Matey say Alvin Gonzales was eastbound when his pickup struck a garbage truck.

She says Gonzales was pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver of the garbage truck, 50-year-old John Berkley of Harvey, suffered minor injuries.

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