LSP identify 3 St. Charles teenagers in Lafourche Parish Crash

Published 2:59 pm Saturday, November 20, 2021

 Update 11-20-21 2:59 p.m.

The driver of the SUV has been identified as 19-year-old Lily Dufrene of Luling. The passengers of the SUV have been identified as 18-year-old Hali Coss and 18-year-old Michaila Bowling, both of Luling.

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Lafourche Parish – Shortly after midnight on November 20, 2021, a two-vehicle crash occurred on LA Hwy 20 in the community of Chackbay. The crash claimed the lives of three people whose identities are pending.

The preliminary investigation revealed 39-year-old Joey Clement of Thibodaux was northbound on Louisiana Highway 20 in a 2019 Ford F-150. The Ford crossed the centerline and struck a SUV head-on. After the crash, both vehicles became engulfed in flames.

All three occupants in the SUV suffered fatal injuries and were pronounced dead at the scene. Clement experienced minor injuries. Clement was unrestrained while restraint use is unknown for the SUV occupants.

Clement displayed signs of impairment and was arrested for DWI fourth offense with additional charges pending. Toxicology samples were collected from both drivers and submitted for analysis. This crash remains under investigation.

In one night in South Central Louisiana, seven people lost their lives and the lives of their families have changed forever due to impaired driving. Over and over again, Troopers see the tragic consequences of preventable motor vehicle crashes. Nearly half of the fatal crashes in Louisiana are caused by impaired drivers. The Louisiana State Police urges motorists to have a plan in place that includes a designated driver or an alternate ride home when consuming alcohol. Please choose to not drive impaired or ride with an impaired driver.