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Driver arrested after passenger dies from injuries in Acadia Parish crash

Posted at 5:54 PM, Jan 03, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-03 19:32:47-05

An 18-year-old has been arrested following a crash in Acadia Parish that resulted in the death of his passenger.

The Acadian Parish Sheriff’s Office says they arrested Branden Romero of Duson on charges of negligent homicide in connection with the single-vehicle crash on Riceland Road which occurred December 23, 2018. Deputies say the area is north of Soldier Road in eastern Acadia Parish.

An investigation has revealed that the vehicle, driven by Romero was traveling on Riceland Road when he lost control in a curve and overturned. One of the passengers, 19-year-old Jasmine Hebert of Sunset, received critical injuries. She later died on January 2 as a result of those injuries.

Romero was booked into the Acadia Parish Jail.

This investigation is continuing and the Acadia Parish Sheriff’s Office says that blood samples from Romero were obtained and results from a toxicology test are pending.