Gonzales Man Charged After Fatal Collision
Police have arrested a driver from Gonzales in connection with a fatal accident in Ascension Parish that left one dead and two others injured. The incident currently remains under investigation.
On March 16, officers from Louisiana State Police Troop A responded to an early-morning collision involving three vehicles on Louisiana Highway 70. The crash, which took the life of a 54-year-old Springfield man, occurred south of Louisiana Highway 22 in Ascension Parish.
Troopers report that a 29-year-old Gonzales man driving a 2010 Buick Lacrosse northbound on 70 crossed the center line to sideswipe a 2012 Honda Accord heading south. After the impact, the man continued north in a southbound lane until striking a 2002 Ford Focus head-on.
The driver of the Ford sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced dead by the Ascension Parish Coroner’s Office. Both the driver and passenger of the Honda were treated for injuries at Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center. The driver of the Buick, later arrested by police, was transported to the same facility with minor injuries.
The Honda driver submitted blood work, though impairment is not suspected. Impairment is suspected on the part of the Gonzales man. His toxicology samples went to the State Police Crime Lab for analysis. Troopers found the man in possession of narcotic substances and booked him into the Ascension Parish Detention Center on multiple charges, including:
- Vehicular Homicide
- Vehicular Negligent Injuring
- Possession of Schedule I Drugs
- Possession of Schedule II Drugs
- Failure to Wear a Seatbelt
- Driving Left of Center
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