Driver killed, passenger injured in Terrebonne Parish crash
HOUMA, La. (WVUE) - A Houma man was killed Monday night in a car crash in Terrebonne Parish, according to Louisiana State Police.
The crash happened around 7:15 p.m. on Southdown Mandalay Road near the St. Anthony Bridge in Terrebonne Parish.
The crash claimed the life of 58-year-old Charles Pizzolato of Houma.
Troopers say a 1979 Porsche, driven by Pizzolato, was traveling east on Southdown Mandalay Road at a high rate of speed. The driver failed to negotiate a curve and ran off the right side of the roadway. After initially running off the roadway, the Porsche traveled back across the roadway and struck a tree.
Despite being properly restrained, Pizzolato was pronounced deceased at the scene. His passenger, who was also properly restrained, sustained life-threatening injuries and was taken to a hospital.
Impairment is unknown at this time, but a toxicology sample was obtained from the driver and submitted to the Louisiana State Police Crime Lab for analysis.
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