NEW ORLEANS — The man who was driving the semi-truck that crashed into and killed three band members of Southern University's Human Jukebox Marching Band on Interstate 49 has been arrested, according to our partners at WBRZ.
62-year-old Clyde Gay was charged with three counts of negligent homicide. Gay was booked into the Natchitoches Parish Jail sometime this week.
19-year-old Tyran Williams of Dallas, 21-year-old Dylan Young of Dallas and 19-year-old Broderick Moore of Cedar Hill, Texas, were trying to change a flat tire on their 1999 Jeep Laredo that was stalled on the northbound shoulder when an 18-wheeler drifted onto the shoulder and struck the Jeep.
All three men were hit in the crash and suffered fatal injuries. They were pronounced dead at the scene.
The students were traveling to Texas for Christmas break. WBRZ said that one of the students was on the phone at the time of the crash, and a person on the other end of the call contacted the police
The driver of the truck, identified as 62-year-old Clyde Gay, was wearing a seatbelt and was not injured in the crash.