Vermilion Parish Pedestrain Fatality Caused By DWI
After a vehicle-pediestrian crash Friday night 88 year old Donald Broussard of Pecan Island is dead and 49 year old Gary Shipman of Cameron is in custody. Broussard was walking on LA 82 when he was struck by Shipman's truck. Broussard was pronounced dead at the scene by the Vermilion Parish Coroner. Shipman was taken into custody by LA State Po;ice after he registered a blood alcohol content of .085 percent.
Shipman was charged with third offense DWI, tampering with an ignition interlock device and open alcoholic container. The crash remains under investigation.