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Family of Aaron Quebedeaux protests during trial

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Posted at 5:22 PM, Oct 01, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-01 19:52:24-04

ST. LANDRY, La. - On Tuesday, the family of a Krotz Springs teen killed in a hit-and-run crash held a protest at the St. Landry Parish courthouse.

Brittany Coupel was on trial in connection with the crash that killed 17-year-old Aaron Quebedeaux two years ago.

Coupel was arrested on multiple charges in 2017, but all were dropped except for the hit-and-run charge. State Police could not conclude who crossed the middle line, according to Earl Taylor, St. Landry Parish District Attorney.

Protesters gathered in front of the courthouse during the trial to demand justice for Quebedeaux's death.

The crash was originally believed to be a single-vehicle crash, but the investigation revealed that a second vehicle had been involved.

Coupel came forward and informed police that she was involved in the crash.

The crash happened on U.S. 190 near Three Mile Lake on August 12 around 2:30 am.

"I want answers, I want justice for my son," said Laurie Quebedeaux, Aaron's mother. "I doubt that I will get that, but I hope this will bring awareness and hopefully stop another family from going through the heartache I went through."

"I want my son to have a voice," she added.

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Protesters gathered in front of the courthouse during the trial to demand justice for Aaron Quebedeaux's death.

Check back for updates on the trial.