Minden man dies in two-vehicle crash

A Minden man died shortly after 8:30 a.m., Thursday in a two-vehicle crash on Old State Road just west of La. Hwy 818 in Lincoln Parish.

The initial investigation by Louisiana State Police Troop F revealed a 2014 Ford Focus, driven by 24-year-old Zachary Hickingbottom of Minden, was traveling westbound on Old State Road. For reasons still under investigation, Hickingbottom was traveling in the eastbound lane of travel and sideswiped a 2021 Ford F350. After impact, the Ford Focus traveled off the roadway into a ditch. Hickingbottom was not wearing his seatbelt and was ejected during the crash.

Hickingbottom was taken to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries. Toxicology samples were obtained and will be submitted for analysis. The driver of the Ford F350 was not injured during the crash.

The crash remains under investigation.