Posted: Mar 20, 2013 8:05 AM by Cecilia Stevenson
Updated: Mar 20, 2013 8:14 AM
ST. MARY PARISH- Last night, Troopers with Louisiana State Police Troop I investigated a single vehicle crash on LA Highway 182 at Sun Road which claimed the lives of two men.
According to investigating Troopers, at 11:44 p.m., 25-year-old Bryan Mitchell of Houma, was driving a 1994 GMC SUV west on LA Highway 182. For unknown reasons Mitchell drove off the right side of the road, entered a ditch, his vehicle overturned and struck a utility pole.
Mitchell, who was restrained, and 40-year-old Tyronne Gray of Thibodeaux, who was unrestrained, were pronounced dead at the scene by the St. Mary Parish Coroner. A third occupant in the vehicle, 33-year-old Anna Collette of Franklin, sustained moderate injuries and was transported to the hospital. Troopers are still working to determine if she was restrained.
It is unknown if impairment was a factor in the crash; however, toxicology samples were obtained and will be submitted for analysis. This crash remains under investigation.