Driver charged weeks after deadly crash in Gonzales
UPDATE: State Police have charged Charles Carter Junior with vehicular homicide, four counts of vehicular negligent injuring, and no seat belt. Troopers said Carter's blood alcohol concentration was over the legal limit.
Troopers said another driver was issued a citation for no driver's license, no insurance, and no seat belt.
GONZALES- Police say five people were ejected from their vehicle during a deadly crash on I-10 early Thursday morning.
The crash occurred around 1 a.m., March 29, on I-10 West near LA 30 near Tanger Outlets. According to Louisiana State Police, the crash happened when a vehicle driven by 40-year-old Charles Carter Jr. ran into the rear of another vehicle on I-10, causing it to travel into the median.
Police say 28-year-old Jefferson Andino, three other passengers and the driver were all ejected after the vehicle began to overturn. Andino was pronounced dead at the scene. The others were taken to an area hospital with serious injuries.
All five were unrestrained at the time of the crash, according to police. Carter was treated for minor injuries at the scene.
Police say impairment is a suspected factor.
The crash remains under investigation.
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