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Impaired driver arrested following fatal Ascension Parish crash

4 years 9 months 2 weeks ago Sunday, September 01 2019 Sep 1, 2019 September 01, 2019 9:54 AM September 01, 2019 in News
Source: WBRZ

GONZALES - State troopers have a woman in custody for her involvement in a fatal crash that occured on LA Highway 44 in Gonzales, early Saturday morning.

According to the investigation, the crash took the life of 32-year old Darryl Dean. State police learned 37-year-old Ferika Tureaud was traveling eastbound on LA Highway 44 in a 2013 Volkswagen Beetle. At the same time, Dean was walking in the eastbound lane. Tureaud was unable to avoid Dean, and as a result the Volkswagen struck Dean as he was walking in the roadway.

Dean sustained fatal injuries as a result of the crash and was pronounced deceased at the scene. Impairment on his part is unknown, but a toxicology sample was taken from him for analysis.

Tureaud was properly restrained and was not injured. She was given a chemical breath test, which showed she was over the legal BAC limit. Troopers arrested Tureaud and charged her with vehicular homicide.

The crash remains under investigation. 

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