Ponchatoula man, 44, ejected, killed in La. 22 wreck

A Ponchatoula man died in a single-vehicle accident Wednesday night on La. 22 east of the city.

Dustin M. Tallo, 44, was traveling east near milepost 53 just before midnight when, for unknown reasons, his 2010 Buick La Crosse drifted off the right side of the road, hit a driveway embankment and went airborne, Trooper Greg Marchand said in a news release Thursday.

The Buick flipped several times and landed on its right side, Marchand said.

Tallo, the sole occupant, was unrestrained and ejected during the crash. The Tangipahoa Parish Coroner’s Office pronounced him dead at the scene, Marchand said.

Law enforcement collected a blood sample for toxicological analysis. The crash remains under investigation.