Memorial for Lutcher students

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, May 22, 2013

LAPLACE – the Lutcher High School Student Council will be planting a tree to honor the lives of recently deceased Lutcher High student Darvell Johnson, 15, and Lutcher Elementary student Darquell Scott, 10, on Friday, May 24, at 2:30 p.m.
The event is organized by the Lutcher High School Student Council who request that the communities of St. James and St. John come out and be a part of the memorial event.
Johnson and Scott passed away in a vehicle crash that occurred early Sunday morning. Louisiana State Police Troop B preliminary investigation revealed that Daris Scott, of LaPlace, was driving a 2012 Chevrolet Camaro on Louisiana Highway 44, just east of Louisiana Highway 54 in Garyville, when he lost control of the vehicle for unknown reasons and ran off the road to the left and struck a tree.  
Daris and front seat passenger Angel Scott were properly restrained and suffered minor injuries. Darquell Scott and Daryell Johnson and were not wearing seat belts and were pronounced dead on the scene. The crash remains under investigation.
The memorial ceremony will be held in the front of Lutcher High School. A balloon launch will also take place. Balloons can be purchased for $1 at the Lutcher High School main office. For more information, contact Rachael Abraham at 504-982-1065.