St. Landry

Nov 5, 2012 6:39 PM by KATC

Arrest made in Fatal Accident on I-49

One person is dead after a car overturned this morning on I-49 in Opelousas.

Police say two southbound cars collided near mile marker 15. One of the cars ran off the road, flipped, and landed on the service road, killing Detricka Benjamin inside it. Other passengers were transported to local hospitals with moderate injuries.

Opelousas Police Department arrested the driver, Samuel D. Gary, 40, of Lafayette, for no drivers license, careless operation and vehicular homicide.

Benjamin was not wearing a seatbelt and was ejected, according to authorities.

According to family members Gary and the deceased have been together for at least 20 years.

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