Impairment, speed suspected in Pointe Coupee Parish crash that killed two

POINTE COUPEE PARISH, LA (WAFB) - According to the Louisiana State Police, a crash that occurred around 3 p.m. Saturday afternoon left two people dead.

The two vehicle wreck occurred on LA 1 near LA 420 in Pointe Coupee Parish. Christopher Armster, 21, and James Guidry, 34, both of Morganza, were killed in the incident.

The initial investigation by LSP revealed that wreck occurred as Armster was traveling southbound on LA 1 in a 1996 Honda Accord, while at the same time, Roberto Mendosa, 39, of Lakeland was also traveling southbound on LA 1 in a 2014 Kenworth 18-wheeler. Armster was traveling at a high rate of speed and failed to stop, striking the back of the 18-wheeler.

Armster and Guidry were both unrestrained at the time of the crash and sustained fatal injuries. They were pronounced dead at the scene by the Pointe Coupee Parish Coroner's Office. Mendosa was properly restrained and was not injured in the wreck. Both speed and impairment are suspected as causes in this incident. Toxicology samples will be taken from both drivers for analysis.

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