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One arrested after fiery car crash on Highway 44 leaves three dead; police name the deceased

4 months 3 weeks 3 days ago Friday, December 29 2023 Dec 29, 2023 December 29, 2023 9:57 PM December 29, 2023 in News
Source: WBRZ

UPDATE: Police identified the deceased as 46-year-old Freddie Williams Jr., 50-year-old Jermaine Augillard, and 44-year-old Ahmad Johnson. All are from Darrow, Louisiana.

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DARROW - Three people died in a car crash that happened shortly after midnight on Highway 44, leading to one arrest for vehicular manslaughter and DWI.

According to the St. Amant Fire Department, the two-car crash happened on Highway 44 near the entrance to the Pelican Point subdivision. One of the cars hit a telephone pole, briefly leaving the neighborhood without power.

Jaylynn Burbank, 28, of Gonzales, was arrested after his 2023 Ram 1500 hit the back of a Jeep Cherokee, resulting in the Jeep exiting the roadway, striking a telephone pole, and the Jeep being engulfed in flames. Burbank, who sustained minor injuries, was arrested on three counts of vehicular homicide, one count of reckless operation, and a first-offense DWI.

Three Ascension Parish residents died on the scene.

The crash remains under investigation.

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