Ponchatoula Man Dies in Vehicle Fire

Published 10:42 am Friday, August 18, 2023

Ponchatoula, La – The Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office reports the death of 54 year old Edward Wallace, Jr. who died as a result of a vehicle fire earlier this week.
Sheriff Daniel Edwards says on August 15, 2023, deputies along with the Ponchatoula Fire Department responded to a vehicle fire around 7:00 PM at the intersection of Sontheimer Road and the S. I-12 Service Road in Hammond. Upon arrival, responders discovered a deceased male in the vehicle, who was later identified as Edward Wallace, Jr.
The Louisiana State Fire Marshal’s¬†Office also responded to the scene and conducted an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the fire.
Sheriff Edwards says foul play is not believed to be a factor in this incident, however, the investigation is still ongoing.