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UPDATE: Vigil set for teenage victims of fatal crash

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Courtesy of Vermilion Parish Sheriff's Office Courtesy of Vermilion Parish Sheriff's Office
Sydney Colomb and Alana Brooke Duhon Sydney Colomb and Alana Brooke Duhon

A vigil has been set for the two teens who died in a crash this weekend.

The vigil for Alana Duhon and Sydney Colomb will be held tomorrow, Tuesday, at 8 p.m. in the North Vermilion High School stadium. The public is invited to attend. To read Alana's obituary, click here. Arrangements are pending for Sydney at the same funeral home. 

Troopers say that 16-year-old Alana Duhon of Abbeville and 15-year-old Sydney Colomb of Maurice were killed when 20-year-old Tyler J. Meaux of Kaplan hit their vehicle head-on Sunday night in Vermilion Parish. 

State police say that Meaux was traveling south in the northbound lanes of US Hwy 167 in a 2013 Ford F-150 when he struck Duhon's vehicle, a 2012 Honda Civic, that was traveling north in the left lane of US Hwy 167.

Duhon was restrained at the time of the accident, but State police say she sustained fatal injuries as a result of the crash. Colomb who was a passenger in the rear of the car was unrestrained and Troopers say she received fatal injuries as a result of the crash.  Two male passengers in the Civic were taken to Lafayette General Medical Center with moderate injuries.

Troopers say that at the time of the crash Meaux was unrestrained, but received only minor injuries. After the crash, troopers say Meaux fled the scene on foot and was located a short time later. Meaux was arrested and booked into the Vermilion Parish Jail for two counts of vehicular homicide, first degree vehicular negligent injuring, reckless operation of a vehicle, and hit and run driving. 

Impairment, on Meaux's part, is believed by state police to be a contributor to the crash

The crash occurred Sunday, February 4, 2018, shortly after 7:30 pm

KATC Investigates found that this isn't the first time Meaux was believed to be driving impaired. Meaux is currently in a "pre-trial" diversion program for a drunk driving incident that happened in April 2016. Meaux lost his license for six months, but later had it reinstated.

In that case, court records show he flipped his vehicle across multiple lanes, landing in a ditch. Police records show that Meaux registered a .091 blood alcohol content.

His trial for that incident is set for August of this year.

Our original story on the fatal crash Sunday can be found here.

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