LaPlace man injured in killer crash

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, August 23, 2011



LAPLACE – A Kenner man was killed and a LaPlace man was injured following a crash on Interstate 10 in St. Charles Parish Monday morning, according to State Police.

Trooper Melissa Matey, spokesperson for State Police, said the accident occurred shortly after 2 a.m. on the elevated portion of west bound I-10 near milepost 217 when a 2000 Nissan Frontier driven by Jimmy Szanbary, 56, of Kenner crashed into an unoccupied 2006 Ford 500 parked on the shoulder.

Matey said after Szanbary’s vehicle struck the unoccupied car, his Nissan spun across the right and left lanes and came to rest facing north across the left lane.

Shortly after that, a 2007 Toyota Camry, driven by Delcome Evans, 32, of LaPlace, struck the right rear corner of the disabled Nissan.

The Toyota struck the left curb and overturned.

Matey said Szanbary was transported to River Parishes Hospital and later airlifted to the LSU Interim Hospital trauma center, where he was pronounced dead.

Evans was also transported to River Parishes Hospital with minor injuries.

Matey said troopers suspect drug impairment on Szabary. Toxicology results are pending the outcome of the autopsy. With the investigation still under way, Matey said State Police urges drivers to remain vigilant behind the wheel.

“By taking precautionary steps including never driving impaired by drugs or alcohol or distracted and always obeying the laws of the road, motorists can substantially reduce their risk of being involved and injured in a crash,” said Matey.