Police looking for car which may have led to fatality accident

Published 12:00 am Monday, February 15, 1999

By LEONARD GRAY / L’Observateur / Febuary 15, 1999

GARYVILLE – Investigators are still looking for a small black car which pulled out of the Garyville road at Airline Highway and possibly caused a two-car fatality accident Tuesday.

Billie J. Boudreaux, 26, 537 Fife Lane, Gramercy, was dead on arrival atRiver Parishes Hospital. Her two children, 1-year-old Chelsea Boudreauxand 4-year-old Chad P. Brown, were initially treated at River ParishesHospital and transferred to Children’s Hospital in New Orleans.

Chelsea was initially listed critical condition but was released by Wednesday, according to a hospital spokesman. Chad sustained fairlyminor cuts to the head, requiring stitches.

Louisiana State Trooper Christopher Maurin reported that at 7:45 a.m.Tuesday, Boudreaux’s 1992 Mazda Protg was westbound on Airline Highway.

After interviewing eyewitnesses it was determined that a black car pulled out from Louisiana Highway 54 (the Garyville road) onto westbound Airline Highway, causing Boudreaux to angle sharply across the U-shaped median and fly airborne to strike an eastbound Chevrolet Astrovan head- on.

The driver of the van, Lolita Y. Turner, 40, 1324 Old Vacherie St.,Vacherie, sustained critical injuries and was airlifted by Acadian Ambulance’s AirMed helicopter to Thibodaux Medical Center.

Maurin said the unknown black vehicle apparently ran a stop sign and caused Boudreaux’s Mazda to swerve into the oncoming van’s path. Anyonewith information to assist in the investigation is urged to call him at 471-2775.

Boudreaux was the wife of Chadwick Boudreaux, daughter of Larry Sr. andJoy Alexie and sister of Larry Jr. and Kassie Alexie. Services were heldFriday in Marrero.

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