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Two people found dead inside sunken car

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Posted: May 20, 2014 5:32 AM by Hunter Robinson
Updated: May 20, 2014 12:09 PM
Source: Louisiana State Police

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Topics: dive, crews, car, accident, canal, St. James Parish, crash, witness

ST. JAMES PARISH - A single vehicle crash took the lives of two people in St. James Parish.

48 year old Matthew Daigle and 54 year old Terri Deslatte were found dead inside a submerged car off of Highway 61 south of I-10.

According to State Police, a witness called early Tuesday morning to report the accident. Investigators found that Daigle was driving when the vehicle ran off the roadway, crossed over northbound lanes and entered into a bayou south of Blind River.

Police say Daigle and Deslatte sustained fatal injuries as a result of the crash. Driver impairment is unknown, but a toxicology sample was taken from Daigle. Excessive speed is considered to be a factor in the crash.

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