Homicide charges announced in Breaux Bridge crash
BATON ROUGE - State Police held a press conference Friday morning following the deaths of two Breaux Bridge teens during a Thursday morning crash.
Troopers say just before 7:30 a.m. on Oct. 30, 32-year-old Jeremy Abraham was driving his pickup truck more than twice the speed limit before hitting the pair of victims, a utility pole and two concrete drain pipes.
15-year-old Cornasha Flugence died at the scene of the wreck; 14-year-old Kylee Henry died during transportation to the hospital. A third teen injured during the crash, 13-year-old Niya Flugence, is in stable condition at a Baton Rouge hospital. Niya is the sister of the now deceased Cornasha. All three were walking to school when they were hit.
Abraham remains in a Lafayette hospital in critical condition. Troopers are monitoring him until his condition improves to the point where they can book him into jail. He will face charges of two counts of vehicular homicide, one count of first degree vehicular injury, reckless operation, expired license plate, resisting an officer with force, battery on a police officer, no insurance and no license.
LSP await the results of a toxicology report from the state crime lab to determine if Abraham will face additional charges for operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or narcotics.