Impaired driver arrested following fatal Ascension Parish crash
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.