UPDATE: The driver in a March 4 crash that left a Plaucheville teen dead has been booked, records. show.
Larry Eugene Browder, 60, of Alexandria, was booked this weekend with Vehicular homicide and failure to drive on the right side of the road, records show.
Browder was injured in the accident that left Hunter Bordelon, 19, dead. The crash happened on US 71 in St. Landry Parish. Troopers believe impairment by narcotics is a factor in this crash.
Troopers say that shortly before 4:30 am on March 4, they began investigating a two vehicle fatal crash on US 71 near Nursery Home Road in St. Landry Parish.
The initial investigation by State Police revealed that the crash occurred as Browder was traveling northbound on US Hwy 7I. At the same time, Bordelon was traveling southbound on US Hwy 71.
For reasons still under investigation, Browder crossed the centerline into the opposing lane, and his car crashed into Bordelon’s head-on.
Troopers discovered Bordelon was unrestrained and sustained fatal injuries as a result of the crash. He was pronounced dead at the scene by the St. Landry Parish Coroner’s Office. Browder was properly restrained and suffered moderate injuries. He was transported from the scene to Lafayette General Medical Center.
State Police say impairment by narcotics is suspected to be a factor in the crash on the part of Browder.
A Drug Recognition Evaluation was conducted and a toxicology sample was taken from him to be submitted to the Louisiana State Police Crime Lab for further analysis.