Denham Springs woman, 20, struck and killed by truck on I-10; driver arrested for DWI

11 months 4 days 12 hours ago Wednesday, October 26 2022 Oct 26, 2022 October 26, 2022 10:08 AM October 26, 2022 in News
Source: WBRZ

BREAUX BRIDGE - A woman from the capital area was struck and killed by a pickup truck after her vehicle broke down on I-10 in another parish Tuesday morning. 

Louisiana State Police responded shortly after 2 a.m. to a stalled vehicle on the eastbound side I-10, just west of Breaux Bridge. Police said it appeared the pickup had struck the woman, 20-year-old Ryelee Georgeson, after she got out of the car, which was stopped in the middle lane. 

Georgeson was taken to a hospital but died from her injuries.  

Ben Latiolais, 26, was driving the pickup truck that hit Georgeson. A breathalyzer sample suggested his blood-alcohol level was over the legal driving limit at the time. 

Latiolais was booked into the St. Martin Parish Jail for DWI. 

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