Son of St. John councilman dies in two-truck accident

Published 12:00 am Monday, October 10, 2005

St. Pierre failed to wear safety belt at time


Staff Reporter

GARYVILLE — A fatal crash in Garyville claimed the life of 35-year old Garyville resident, Darren P. St. Pierre Wednesday afternoon.

A 2000 International Tractor pulling a waste water trailer was traveling west bound on LA 54. The driver, Steven A. Guidry Jr., 43 of Cut Off, slowed down while starting to turn left to go toward the Garyville Waste Water Plant.

St. Pierre was driving a 2001 Chevrolet Truck, also traveling west bound on LA 54, approaching the tractor trailer from behind. St. Pierre at the time did not realize the tractor trailer had slowed down to make the turn, and struck the rear end of the tractor trailer without any braking, according to Louisiana State Police TFC Omar Landrum of Troop B.

St. Pierre was not wearing a seatbelt, and died from the injuries he suffered from in the crash.

He was taken to Jefferson Parish for an autopsy. Further investigation of the crash continues.