Fatal High Point, North Carolina crash death of Leo P. Rideaux – Obituary
In a tragic incident that resulted in the closure of a High Point highway for several hours, a devastating collision claimed the life of Leo P. Rideaux, identified as the victim. The crash, which unfolded on the southbound lanes of the highway, took place between I-74 west and Baker Road, causing the road’s closure from just prior to 2 p.m. until nearly 7 p.m. on a Tuesday afternoon.
Upon the arrival of emergency responders at the scene, it was ascertained that a Toyota pickup truck had crossed the median and collided head-on with a tractor-trailer. Subsequently, the pickup truck careened into an SUV positioned behind the tractor-trailer.
Tragically, the driver of the pickup truck, Leo P. Rideaux, aged 56, met his demise at the accident scene. In contrast, the operator of the tractor-trailer sustained minor injuries and was transported to a hospital for medical attention. Fortunately, the driver of the other involved vehicle emerged unscathed.
Investigators working on the case surmise that Rideaux lost control of his vehicle while attempting to maneuver around a slowing vehicle that was preparing to make a right turn onto Durand Avenue.
This unfortunate incident marks the tenth traffic fatality to occur in High Point in the year 2023.