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Lafayette woman convicted of vehicular homicide

Posted at 3:07 PM, Jan 23, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-23 16:07:24-05

A Vermilion Parish jury convicted Elizabeth Trahan of vehicular homicide after a trial.

Trahan, 26, of Lafayette faces a minimum sentence of five years, and up to 30 years in prison.

The conviction was in connection with a September 2015 crash in Vermilion Parish. Louisiana State Police investigated the crash, between a vehicle and a motorcycle.

Carl Johnson, 51, Abbeville, died in the crash. Trahan was in a vehicle with Victor Guilamo, 45, identified by police as her boyfriend. Witnesses to the crash said Trahan was driving, and that she was speeding 70 miles per hour in a 65-MPH zone.

Trahan denied being the driver of the vehicle and indicated that it was Guilamo who was driving but after a lengthy investigation by the Louisiana State Police it was determined that Trahan indeed was the driver, a release from the District Attorney states.

Lab analysis revealed that Trahan had four types of drugs in her system including marijuana.  Guilamo is currently facing an obstruction of justice charge and injuring public records.  He currently has a bench warrant out for his arrest.

Assistant District Attorney John Ghio prosecuted the case.  Judge Conque will determine the sentence after a presentence investigation and hearing.