Funeral today for teen killed in crash
PRAIRIEVILLE - A community is preparing to gather Monday morning to remember an Ascension Parish teen killed in a crash last week.
15-year-old Claire Carline of Prairieville died in the wreck on LA Highway 74 east of I-10. while on the way to school at Dutchtown High. Her two sisters who were in the car with her were moderately injured. Troopers said Carline was in the back seat of the car Perriloux hit and was not wearing her seat belt properly, while her sisters were properly restrained.
According to State Police, 19-year-old Dwight Perriloux was driving under the influence of narcotics at the time of the crash. He was charged with DWI, vehicular homicide, vehicular injuring and reckless operation.
State Police said Perriloux was heading east when Carline's 17-year-old sister was driving the three Dutchtown students to school westbound. Troopers said Perriloux came upon stopped traffic at the I-10 overpass, and they believe he swerved into the westbound lanes of travel to avoid hitting the other vehicles. When he did so, troopers said Perriloux hit the Carlines' vehicle head-on.
A visitation for Claire Carline was held last night at Ourso Funeral Homein Gonzales. Visitation resumes at 10 a.m. at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Prairieville, followed by her funeral service at 11 a.m.