TERREBONNE PARISH, LA (WVUE) - Louisiana State Police are investigating two fatal crashes in Terrebonne Parish Saturday morning.
State Police say the first crash happened just before 6 a.m. on Coteau Road near Bayou Gardens Boulevard.
An initial investigation revealed that 31-year-old Britt Domangue of Houma was driving his 2011 Ford Ranger southbound on Coteau Rd. when for unknown reasons he ran off of the right side of the roadway and struck a bridge guardrail. Domangue then reentered the roadway, crossed the centerline and was struck by a 2010 Honda Element traveling northbound.
Domangue, who was not wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash, was pronounced dead at the scene by the Terrebonne Parish Coroner's Office. The driver of the other vehicle, 24-year-old Mercedes Patterson of Abilene, TX was taken to Ochsner St. Anne General Hospital with moderate injuries.
The second crash happened just before 7:30 a.m. on Southdown Road.
State Police say that they learned through their investigation that 30-year-old Karen Owen was driving her 2005 Cadillac Deville westbound on Southdown Mandalay when she entered an S-curve. For unknown reasons, her vehicle ran off of the right side of the roadway. She then steered to the left going off of the left side of the roadway where she hit a tree and became partially submerged in Bayou Black.
Owen was pronounced dead at the scene by the Terrebonne Parish Coroner's Office.
Investigators suspect alcohol to be a factor in the crash. Toxicology tests are pending.