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Driver in deadly wreck was veteran with PTSD, mom says

4 years 10 months 2 weeks ago Friday, October 31 2014 Oct 31, 2014 October 31, 2014 10:21 PM October 31, 2014 in News
Source: WBRZ
By: Trey Schmaltz

BREAUX BRIDGE- The mother of a driver implicated in a crash where two children died and a third was left in critical condition at a hospital in Baton Rouge said her son was PTSD and needed help.

Jeremy Abraham, 32, hit and killed Cornasha Flugence, 15, Kylee Henry, 14, and injured Niya Flugence, 13, Thursday. Police said 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.

Linda Abraham told KATC TV, the Lafayette-area ABC affiliate, her son served in the Army for 13 years and did two tours in Iraq. She said he started to experience PTSD shortly after returning to the United States. She told reporters rain storms would trigger flashbacks of him carrying dead bodies back from war.

Click HERE to read more about the PTSD Linda Abraham describes her son as having.

Abraham faces 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.

Crash investigators 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.
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