Officer killed after hitting log in Houma early this morning
A Houma Police officer was killed after running into a log on LA Hwy 648 (Percy Brown Road) in Terrebonne Parish. It happened Thursday morning, just before 6:00 a.m. The officer has been identified as 21-year-old Austin Bush of Houma.
Troopers say the log was near the edge of the road, and after hitting it, the vehicle travelled across the eastbound lane and into a drainage basin, where it became fully submerged in water.
Bush was removed from the vehicle by responding officers and was pronounced dead after arriving at Thibodaux Regional Medical Center.
A routine toxicology sample will be collected and submitted for analysis. This crash remains under investigation.