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Gueydan man killed in Jeff Davis Parish crash

Posted at 6:10 AM, Aug 01, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-01 07:10:08-04

A 27-year-old Gueydan man was killed Wednesday afternoon following a two-vehicle crash on LA 26 in Jeff Davis Parish.

State Police Troop D says the crash which occurred around 2:30 pm on LA 26 just south of US Hwy 190 claimed the life of John Russell Venissat V of Gueydan.

Troopers say Venissat was traveling south on LA 26 in a 2000 Toyota Corolla when, for unknown reasons, he crossed the center line and struck another vehicle head-on.

Venissat, despite being restrained, suffered fatal injuries as a result of the crash. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver and passenger of the other vehicle were properly restrained and transported to a Lafayette hospital with moderate injuries.

Impairment is unknown at this time, but State Police say that samples have been obtained for analysis.

The crash remains under investigation.