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Graves of two men killed by alleged drunk driver vandalized

3 years 2 months 2 weeks ago August 06, 2013 Aug 6, 2013 Tuesday, August 06 2013 August 06, 2013 5:44 PM in News
Source: WBRZ
By: Chris Nakamoto

WALKER - Family and friends of two men killed by an alleged drunk driver nine days ago want to know who vandalized the crash victims' graves. They were laid to rest Saturday at the Salem Cemetery north of Walker.

Bryan Payne and Mickel Tetreault were killed on Magnolia Beach Road.  Investigators say, Samuel Doherty III was driving drunk when he crossed the center line and smashed head on into the truck they were in. 

Friends of the family say someone stomped on the graves, stole crosses, removed flowers and the nameplates.  It happened sometime between the burial on Saturday and Monday.  Friends spent the day cleaning the grave site up on Monday.

We checked with the Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office and a police report could not be located.  However, neighbors who live near the Salem Cemetery said it's not uncommon for graves to get disturbed at the cemetery.  An incident earlier this year came to mind for some neighbors.

On social media friends of the two victims who lost their lives called the vandalism disrespectful and ridiculous.  Family members told close family friends they were too upset to talk about this on camera.

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