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FOX 8 received this news release from Louisiana State Police Thursday evening:
Vacherie, LA- Around 3:30 PM this afternoon, a Thibodaux man was killed in a head-on crash on LA 20 in St. James Parish after his vehicle crossed the center line and struck another vehicle head-on.
The investigation revealed that a 2007 Ford Ranger was traveling north on LA 20 around St. Patrick Street in St. James Parish. The Ranger was being driven by Tommy Thibodaux (W/M age 24) of Thibodaux, LA. For unknown reasons, the Rodeo crossed the center line and struck a 2013 Chevrolet Silverado that was traveling south on LA 20. The Silverado was being driven by Gerald Torres (W/M age 61) of Vacherie, LA. Thibodaux, who was not wearing a seat belt, was pronounced dead on the scene by the St. James Parish Coroner's Office. Torres, who was wearing a seat belt, was flown to University Hospital in New Orleans with moderate injuries.
Alcohol use is not suspected to be a factor in the crash. Routine toxicology tests are pending for Thibodaux. Blood was taken from Torres and the test results will be pending at the Louisiana State Police Crime Lab. This crash remains under investigation.
While not all crashes are survivable, proper use of seat belts can greatly decrease an occupant's chance of death and may greatly reduce the extent of injury. Louisiana law requires every vehicle occupant, front seat and back seat, to be properly restrained day or night. Taking the time to buckle up every trip and every time is the single most effective thing you can do to protect yourself in a crash.
Motorists that witness hazardous situations are urged to call *LSP (*577) and report that activity to the Louisiana State Police.
Tuesday, September 2 2014 10:07 AM EDT2014-09-02 14:07:52 GMT
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