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Single-car crash kills two people in Lafourche Parish

New Orleans -- Troopers with Louisiana State Police, Troop C are investigating a single-car crash that killed two people. The accident occurred Saturday just before 1:30 p.m., on Hwy 24 near the small town of Grand Bois. The two victims have been identified as 42-year-old Patricia Vega of Houma and 27-year-old Cari Scofield of Houma.

According to police, 36-year-old Jimmy Vizinat of Larose was driving a car with five passengers, south on Hwy 24. As the vehicle approached the small town of Grand Bois, the vehicle crossed the center line and veered into the on-coming lane as an eighteen wheeler approached. Vega, who was sitting in the right-front passenger seat, grabbed the steering wheel and jerked it to the right, causing the car to leave the roadway. The car missed hitting the rig, but struck a tree on the right side. Vega and Scofield were both sitting on the right passenger side of the car and both were pronounced dead on the scene by the Lafourche Parish Coroner's office.

Three other passengers were transported to a local hospital with minor injuries. Vizinat was not injured in the crash. Seat belt use for any of the passengers is unknown at this time. A breath test revealed that Vizinat was over the legal limit of .08g%.

He was transported to the Lafourche Parish Detention Center where he was charged with two counts of vehicular homicide, three counts of vehicular negligent injury, driving left of center and no driver's license. The crash is still under investigation.

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