Vacherie teenager killed in single-vehicle wreck

Published 9:27 am Sunday, May 21, 2017

KRAEMER — A River Parishes teenager was killed overnight during a violent single-vehicle wreck in Lafourche Parish, authorities said.

According to Trooper Jesse LaGrange of Louisiana State Police, 18-year-old Candace Reulet of Vacherie and 19-year-old Jaydon Labat of Thibodaux were pronounced dead on the scene by the Lafourche Parish Coroner’s Office.

The Troop C spokesperson said the single vehicle fatality crash took place on Louisiana 307 near Scotty J’s Arena Road in Kraemer shortly before 12:30 a.m. Sunday.

The preliminary investigation revealed Labat was driving south at a high rate of speed in a Dodge Challenger when the vehicle entered a left curve in the roadway when, for unknown reasons, it ran off of the road to the right and struck a utility pole.

Labat was ejected despite being properly restrained, LaGrange said, adding Reulet was not restrained and also ejected.

According to State Police, alcohol is a suspected factor and a standard toxicology test is pending on the part of Labat.