State Police: 3 killed after truck crashes into Bayou LaFourche

Updated: Jan. 22, 2019 at 10:02 AM CST
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NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) -Three people were killed, including a two-year-old, after a pick-up truck crashed into Bayou LaFourche early Tuesday morning, according to State Police.

Troopers responded to the crash on LA 308 near East 165th Street.

According to the report, the crash claimed the lives of 37-year-old Michael Barthelemy of Galliano, 2-year-old Trisha Barthelemy of Galliano, and 17-year-old Zackary Cheramie of Golden Meadow.

State Police said Barthelemy was traveling north on LA 308 in a 2005 Nissan Frontier. For unknown reasons, he ran off of the roadway to the right while in a left curve.

Barthelemy over-corrected to the left, crossed LA 308, and entered Bayou Lafourche where his vehicle became submerged, according to State Police.

State Police said the victims were unable to exit the vehicle and they were pronounced dead on scene by the Lafourche Parish Coroner’s Office.

According to State Police, impairment is unknown as a factor in the crash and standard toxicology reports are pending the Lafourche Parish Coroner’s Office.

Michael Barthelemy was properly restrained and Trisha Barthelemy was properly restrained in a car seat. Zackary was not restrained during the crash, according to State Police.

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