Arnaudville man killed in two-vehicle crash in St. Martin Parish

Posted at 6:48 AM, May 29, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-29 07:48:46-04

Louisiana State Police say that one man was killed after a two-vehicle crash on LA Highway 347 in St. Martin parish. 

Troopers say the crash occurred on Monday, shortly after 6:30 pm on LA Highway 347 near Huron Road in St. Martin Parish. 

An investigation by State Police revealed that a 2009 Chevrolet Impala driving northbound on LA 347 traveled off the right side of the road while taking a left curve. Troopers say the driver, identified as 22-year-old Kami Stoute of Arnaudville overcorrected and traveled across the centerline striking a 2015 Chevrolet Silverado driven by 73-year-old Whitney Chevalier of Arnaudville.

Troopers say that despite both drivers wearing seatbelts, the two received critical injuries as a result of the crash. The two were transported to Lafayette General Hospital for treatment where Chevalier was pronounced dead. 

Troopers say impairment is not suspected to be a factor in the crash. Toxicology samples were obtained for analysis.