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Investigators believe speed and impairment led to crash that left 2 brothers dead


Louisiana State Police said speed and impairment are believed to have been factors in a single-vehicle crash that killed two brothers early Sunday morning.

The victims were identified as Todd Ponville, 48, of Pierre Part, and Troy Ponville, 49, of Napoleonville. They were both pronounced dead at the scene by the Assumption Parish Coroner's Office.

Troopers reported the crash happened on LA 70 in Pierre Part around 1:30 a.m. They said the investigation into the deadly wreck showed the brothers were headed west on LA 70 in a 2008 Chevrolet Corvette.

Tpr. Evan Harrell said the car was moving at a high rate of speed and the driver lost control in a curve. He added the car crossed the center line and started to spin as it went off the road. According to Harrell, the car then hit several trees and both brothers were ejected.

Harrell said impairment is suspected and routine toxicology tests are pending on the brothers. Investigators stated it is unknown who was driving the car at the time of the accident.

The crash remains under investigation.

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