State police: Single-vehicle accident claims life of St. Bernard man, pickup hits tree


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ST. BERNARD, Louisiana — Louisiana State Police are investigating a single-vehicle accident that claimed the life of a 37-year-old St. Bernard man.

The accident happened at about 2:30 a.m. Monday on Louisiana Highway 300 near Russell Place.

Trooper Melissa Matey says a pickup being driven by Wayne Melerine Jr. left the roadway and hit a tree. Matey says Melerine was not wearing a seat belt. She says Melerine was pronounced dead at the scene.

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