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Separate fatal accidents kill two in LaPlace

(Source: Louisiana State Police) (Source: Louisiana State Police)
LAPLACE, LA (WVUE) -

Two people were killed in two separate fatal accidents Tuesday night in St. John the Baptist Parish, according to the Louisiana State Police.

One accident involved a pedestrian, while in the other, a motorcycle driver was struck and killed by an oncoming driver.

Just before 6 p.m., state police responded to the intersection of U.S. 61 and Main Street in LaPlace.

Blaine Clement, 58, of LaPlace was turning left on a green light on his Harley Davidson left onto US 61 from North Main Street.

As Clement was turning, Debra Millet, 60, of LaPlace, ran a red light in her 2011 Dodge Nitro and hit Clement on his motorcycle.

Clement, who was wearing a helmet at the time of the crash, was taken to University Medical Center where he later died from his injuries.

Investigators believe inattentiveness while driving may be a factor in the accident.

The accident remains under investigation.

A second fatal accident happened just after 8:30 p.m. on La. 44 at mile marker 44 when a pedestrian was struck and killed.

Edward J. Dennis, 25, of Reserve was struck and killed while he was standing in the eastbound lane.

Ray Morgan, 52, of Reserve, was driving a 2000 Ford Mustang when he hit Dennis.

After the initial impact, Dennis landed in the westbound lane where he was struck by a 2001 Ford Mustang driven by 58-year-old Terri Bow of Mount Airy.

Dennis was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police said impairment and speed are not considered factors in the accident.

The accident remains under investigation.

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