May 24, 2014 2:26 PM by Cecilia Stevenson

Washington Fatal Accident on St. Landry Veterans Memorial Highway

Shortly after 9:00 pm on May 22, 2014, officer's with the Washington Police Department responded to a fatal accident involving a single vehicle.

The accident happened at the intersection of St. Landry Veterans Memorial Highway and Bridge Street in the town of Washington.

The victim was identified as 42 year old Steven Sebastien of Opelousas, LA.

Officers say Sebastien was driving a 1995 Jeep Wrangler heading East on St. Landry Veteran Memorial Highway, when for unknown reasons, the vehicle traveled left off of the roadway , traveled through a yard, struck a tree and overturned onto its side.

Sebastien was not wearing his seatbelt at the time of the accident and was ejected from vehicle.

Officers have drawn and will be submitting a toxicology sample from Sebastien to the Louisiana State Police Crime Lab for analysis. This crash remains under investigation.



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