LSP Investigates Two Fatal Crashes In St. Landry Parish
Two unrelated fatal crashes in St. Landry Parish claimed the lives of three Acadiana residents Saturday morning.
Master Trooper Brooks David reported the first crash occurred around 2 a.m. Saturday morning on Interstate 49 just south of Opelousas. Troopers determined 34-year-old Josie Robertson, of Jeanerette, struck a vehicle when she was driving the wrong direction on the interstate. Robertson struck a southbound vehicle driven by 24-year-old Tyler Compton of Carencro. Neither Robertson, nor Compton, were wearing seat belts at the time of the crash.
Robertson was pronounced dead at the scene. Compton suffered severe injuries and was transported to a local hospital where he died from his injuries.
Investigators obtained blood samples as part of the on-going fatality investigation.
Then, Brooks reported, crash occurred shortly before 5:30 a.m. on La. 93 at Roy Road in St. Landry Parish.
Troopers determined 22 year-old Aaron Guidry, of Carencro, was struck and killed while he was walking in the middle of the southbound lane in a curve along La. 93. The driver of a small pickup truck was navigating the curve, but was unable to stop in enough time to avoid hitting the pedestrian. Guidry was pronounced dead on scene by the St. Landry Parish Coroner’s Office.
Allemond voluntarily submitted to a breath test and his results indicated he was not impaired. Standard toxicology test were taken from the pedestrian and sent to the Louisiana State Police Crime Lab for analysis.
Both crashes remain under investigation.