2 killed in 4-car crash on Hwy 90
Derrick J. Paul, 31, of Des Allemands was killed May 21 on Hwy. 90 between Live Oak Drive and milepost 251 at the parish line after he was ejected from the 1995 Mazda 626 he was driving at the time of the accident.
Paul also had a North Carolina man in the backseat of the Mazda; Corey L. Jones, 18, who was also ejected from the car and died at the scene. According to State Police Troop B’s Joseph Piglia, the Mazda was traveling westbound on Hwy. 90 in the right lane when Paul lost control of the vehicle causing him to cross the median.
The Mazda went straight into the path of a 1993 Ford Van driven Louis R. Guerra of Luling.
The collision split the Mazda in two, authorities said, leaving half of the car on the median and the other half on Hwy. 90 eastbound.
Guerra's Ford van rolled over after hitting the Mazda finally coming to rest on Hwy. 90 heading east.
Guerra and Jennifer A. Young of Luling, a passenger in the front seat of the Mazda, both suffered serious injuries and were transported to University Hospital for treatment.
A Chevrolet and a Ford Truck both struck the subsequent damage from the wreck immediately after the initial incident but no injuries were reported from occupants of wither vehicle.
Piglia reported nobody in the Mazda was wearing a seat belt and authorities suspect speed and driver impairment were both factors in the crash.
Senior Trooper John Neal is continuing his investigation.
Questions? Comments? Write to reporter Caleb Frey at firstname.lastname@example.org
As soon as Amanda Thomas could walk again from a serious car accident, she went to...
The worker missing after the Phillips 66 pipeline explosion in Paradis last...
As a longtime educator in the St. Charles Parish School system and school board...
With ground broken and ribbons cut for nearly $2 billion in industrial investments...
St. Charles Parish Hospital introduced Austin Reeder as chief executive officer...
Destrehan High School alumnus Will Sirmon IV appeared to have missed his chance to...
Bent's RV is a Full Service RV Dealership in Louisiana.
St. Rose Elementary second-graders learn about banking - 1197 views
Michelle Distefano from Capital One Bank in Destrehan visited with the second graders at St. Rose Elementary as they learned about services banks provide during their economics unit in social studies.