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LSP: Norco man killed in head-on crash in St. John the Baptist Parish

6 months 2 days 7 hours ago Sunday, May 20 2018 May 20, 2018 May 20, 2018 11:15 AM May 20, 2018 in News
Source: WBRZ

EDGARD - A 30-year-old Norco man was killed in a head-on crash in St. John the Baptist Parish Saturday night.

According to Louisiana State Police, on May 20 around 9:00 p.m., troopers responded to the two-vehicle crash on LA 3127 near LA 640.

The crash took the life of 30-year-old Vicente Olguin.

Through the initial investigation, State Police determined Olguin was traveling east on LA 3127 in a 2000 Honda Accord.

For unknown reasons, Olguin crossed the center line and began traveling east in the westbound lane. Olguin did not have his headlights on and his vehicle had a flat tire, according to State Police.

Olguin encountered a 2011 Toyota Camry driven by a 19-year-old Thibodaux woman in the westbound lane. She attempted to avoid Olguin by swerving to the right, but the vehicles collided head-on.

Olguin was wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash but suffered fatal injuries. He was pronounced dead on scene by the St. John the Baptist Parish Coroner's Office.

The woman was wearing a seatbelt and suffered serious injuries as a result of the crash. She was flown to University Medical Center in New Orleans by Acadian Ambulance Airmed Service.

It is unknown if impairment was a factor on the part of Olguin. Standard toxicology tests are pending through the Orleans Parish Coroner's Office. The woman was not suspected to be impaired.

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