Washington Man Dies In Monday Night Crash
19-year-old Colby Jeansonne died after crashing a Chevrolet pick-up truck Monday night in St. Landry Parish.
Spokesman Captain Megan Vizena with the St. Landry Parish Sheriff’s Office says Jeansonne was driving the truck on Eugene Soileau Road at a high rate of speed when, for reasons still under investigation, he went off the right side of the road and hit an embankment, which caused the truck to overturn. Captain Vizena says Jeansonne, who was not wearing a seatbelt, was pronounced dead at the scene, while his two passengers, Dillon Dupre and Tristen Dupre, both of Washington, have been released from the hospital after suffering minor injuries.
Routine toxicology samples have been taken as police continue to investigate.
“I want to remind motorists of the importance of seatbelt use,” says St. Landry Parish Sheriff Bobby J. Guidroz. “Louisiana law requires that every person in a motor vehicle, regardless of seating position, always remain buckled up. Statistics show that the chances of surviving a violent crash rise significantly when properly restrained. Taking the time to buckle up before every trip is the single most effective thing you can do to protect yourself in a crash.”