BREAUX BRIDGE, LA (WAFB) - Reports state a suspect accused of causing an accident that killed two teenage girls and injured a third will undergo a psychiatric evaluation.
According to reports, the tests on Jeremy Abraham, 32, of Breaux Bridge, will help determine whether post-traumatic stress disorder played a part in the deadly wreck. Authorities said he is an Army veteran who served in Iraq and Kuwait.
He remains in a Lafayette hospital in guarded condition. He faces two counts of vehicular homicide, one count of vehicular injury, reckless operation, no insurance, no driver's license, expired license plate and no motor vehicle inspection sticker. He also faces charges of resisting an officer and battery of a police officer.
Police said he ran into the three girls as they were walking to school last Thursday. The young girl who survived is recovering in a Baton Rouge hospital.
Louisiana State Police said he was driving 55 miles per hour in a 25 mile per hour zone and that he did not have a driver's license or insurance. Investigators added his license plate was expired and he did not have a motor vehicle inspection sticker.
A 15-year-old girl died at the scene and a 14-year-old girl was taken to the hospital where she later died. A 13-year-old girl was taken to the hospital with serious injuries and is now listed in stable condition. Officials have not released the names of the children.