Two People Are Dead Following Separate Crashes in Acadia Parish
Published 1:16 pm Friday, June 3, 2022
Egan – On June 3, 2022, shortly after midnight, Louisiana State Police Troop I was notified of a two-vehicle fatal crash on U.S. Interstate 10 about 2 miles west of Louisiana Highway 91. The crash claimed the life of an individual whose name is being withheld pending notification to next of kin.
The preliminary investigation revealed a Ford SUV was traveling west on Interstate 10 West in the left lane while a 2004 Freightliner was traveling in the right lane. For reasons still under investigation, the Ford traveled off the roadway to the left, struck a guardrail, and began to rotate. The Ford reentered Interstate 10 into the path of the Freightliner and was struck.
The driver of the Ford, who was not restrained, was ejected from the vehicle and suffered fatal injuries. The driver of the Freightliner was restrained and suffered no injuries.
Toxicology samples were collected from both drivers for analysis. This crash remains under investigation.
The nationwide Click It or Ticket campaign continues through June 5th. Troopers and other law enforcement officers have overtime available to provide increased enforcement of vehicle restraint laws, but we can’t be everywhere. Motorists are asked to make the smart choice and wear a seat belt in every seating position, day or night. It could be the difference between life or death in the event of a crash.
Church Point – Shortly before 3 a.m., Troop I was notified of a deceased male lying in the roadway of Louisiana Highway 95 near Wikoff Cove Drive. The individual was identified as 46-year-old Kevin Lejeune of Crowley.
The preliminary investigation revealed Lejeune was struck by a vehicle that was traveling in an unknown direction on LA Hwy 95. Troopers are currently working to identify a possible suspect vehicle. This crash remains under investigation.
Anyone who may have information is urged to contact Louisiana State Police Troop I at 337-262-5880.
Troop I has investigated 18 fatal crashes resulting in 20 deaths in 2022.