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One killed, several injured in two-vehicle crash in Iberia Parish

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Posted at 8:28 PM, Jul 06, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-06 22:53:32-04

One person is dead after a two-car crash on LA 14 near Leleux Road in Iberia Parish Monday evening.

State Troopers responded to the incident shortly before 5:30 p.m. Monday. The crash claimed the life of 53-year-old Wayne J. Touchet of New Iberia.

A preliminary investigation showed that Touchet was driving south on Leleux Road in a Chevy Silverado pickup. At the same time, a GMC pickup was traveling west on LA 14. For reasons still under investigation, Touchet failed to yield at the stop sign and entered onto LA 14. The GMS struck the Silverado on the driver's side in the westbound lane.

Touchet, despite being restrained at the time of the crash, sustained fatal injuries. He was pronounced deceased at the scene by the Iberia Parish Coroner's Office.

The driver of the GMC was properly restrained and suffered only minor injuries. He refused medical treatment. The passenger in the GMC was also properly restrained and was transported to a local hospital with minor injuries.

The driver of the GMC submitted a breath sample which indicated no alcohol present.

Toxicology samples were taken from Touchet and results are pending. The crash remains under investigation.

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