Head-on collision leaves 1 dead, 3 seriously injured

ST. JAMES, LA (WAFB) - One person is dead and three others are seriously injured after a head-on collision Sunday evening.

Louisiana State Police said the crash happened on LA 18 near the Sunshine Bridge in St. James Parish around 6 p.m. Antonio Harrison, 52, of St. James, died in the wreck.

Troopers said a 2004 Jeep Liberty driven by Julio Cuxum of Baton Rouge crossed the center line in a curve and hit a 2004 Infinity I35 driven by Harrison. They added Cuxum is suspected of being under the influence of alcohol at the time of the crash.

Investigators reported Harrison was not wearing a seat belt and died at the scene. Cuxum and two people in the Infinity were taken to area hospitals. According to LSP, Cuxum was wearing his seat belt, but the two passengers in Harrison's car were not. Their names were not released.

A sample of Cuxum's blood was sent to the Louisiana State Police Crime Lab for analysis. Troopers added routine toxicology tests are pending for Harrison.

The crash remains under investigation.

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