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Feb 13, 2014 8:57 AM by AP (Photo courtesy MGN Online)

St. James leader booked with negligent homicide

St. James Parish Councilman Terry McCreary has been arrested on a count of negligent homicide in a crash that occurred five months ago that led to the death of a 74-year-old Paulina man.
Lutcher police tell The Advocate 64-yeaer-old McCreary swerved on two-lane Lutcher Avenue on Sept. 5 to avoid a Chevrolet Trailblazer ahead of him.
Police say the northbound pickup that McCreary was driving glanced the rear of the SUV and ran head-on into an oncoming pickup driven by Preston O. Barras Jr.
Barras had severe injuries after the crash and was taken to an area hospital. He died on Sept. 17.
It was unclear whether McCreary has an attorney.

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