Two Dead After Head On Crash In Iberia Parish
Two area men have died as a result of a head on collision on Louisiana Highway 85, near 674. It happened Saturday around 5:30pm when 24-year-old Joel Morvant of New Iberia was headed southbound on the highway. That was when he hit a northbound truck driven by 54-year-old Gregory Landry of Lafayette.
State Police say that Morvant, who was wearing his seat belt, was pronounced dead on the scene by The Iberia Parish Coroner. A passenger in Morvant's Mazda 929, 27-year-old Cody Snyder ended up with moderate injuries and he was taken to a local hospital.
After the crash, Landry's truck caught fire, so police are working to find out if he was wearing a seat belt when the wreck happened. Landry was also pronounced dead at the scene by the coroner.
Police are uncertain if impairment was a factor in the crash, so they have sent routine toxicology samples to the State Police Crime Lab.
The crash remains under investigation.