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Two-vehicle crash claims life of 22-year-old Lake Charles man

Posted: 6:26 PM, Aug 24, 2019
Updated: 2019-08-24 19:26:32-04
Fatal crash

A Lake Charles man was killed in a two-vehicle crash shortly before 6:15 a.m. on Saturday morning.

22-year-old Austin Boudreaux was traveling on LA Hwy 378 at a high rate of speed. Boudreaux's vehicle crossed the centerline and entered the westbound lane of travel as it rounded a right hand curve.

After crossing lanes, the vehicle struck the front of a pickup truck.

Boudreaux was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash and was ejected from the vehicle.

He sustained fatal injuries as a result of the crash and was pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver of the pickup truck was property restrained and was transported to a Lake Charles area hospital with moderate injuries.

Impairment is unknown; toxicology samples were taken from both drivers for analysis.

The crash remains under investigation.

Troopers would like to remind drivers to observe the speed limit, to drive at a speed that is safe for prevailing road and weather conditions, and to not drive while impaired.