St. Charles Parish – Police responded to a crash around 3 a.m. Sunday on US 61 near Apple Street where two vehicles were involved in a head-on crash, killing 25-year-old Jeremy Fleming.
Investigators say pick-up truck, believed to be driven by 32-year-old Manuel Castro of Livingston, was traveling north in the south travel lanes of US 61, north of Apple Street, while 25-year-old Jeremy Fleming was traveling south on US 61 in the left lane.
Police say the pick-up truck struck the Fleming's vehicle head-on. He was pronounced dead on the scene.
Fleming's passenger, 25-year-old Marcus Fleming of Garyville, was transported to a local hospital with moderate injuries.
Castro was also transported to a nearby hospital with moderate injuries.
Police say due to Castro's statements on the scene, it is unknown at this time if Castro was driving the pick-up truck. However, the truck will be tested for DNA evidence by the Louisiana State Police Crime Lab.
Blood was obtained from Castro and a toxicology analysis is pending.
Police say seat belts were not used by anyone in this crash.