Trooper Gives Thoughts On Fatal Crash
Vermilion Parish was rocked by the news Sunday evening that two North Vermilion High School students were killed and two were injured in a crash involving suspected impaired driving.
State Police says impairment is suspected to be a factor in a crash where they say 20-year-old Tyler Meaux of Kaplan was said to be driving in the wrong direction on US Highway 167 slamming into the teens' car.
Two families will be burying children this week.
Tomorrow, 16-year-old Sydney Colomb will be laid to rest, while on Friday Alana Duhon's family will gather to bury their child.
One of the biggest questions is why someone like Meaux, who is under twenty-one, is doing with alcohol in his system.
Louisiana State Police Troop I Spokesman Brooks David says the law is clear, "You are not allowed to purchase possess or consume alcohol under the age of twenty-one in the state of Louisiana.
Brooks adds that he wants people to be prepared ahead of time. Truly make a plan, so that when the situation happens you truly no how to avoid being an impaired driver.
The trooper says these types of incidents make headlines, but he hopes that people will take it to heart that this can happen to your child.
He says being the one to deliver the news is something no one ever wants to do.
Sydney Colomb's funeral will be held at Vincent Funeral Home at 11 o'clock tomorrow morning.
Alana Duhon's funeral will be Friday afternoon at St. Alphonsus Church. Her service in Maurice is scheduled for 2 o'clock.