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Sunset woman and toddler killed; teen seriously injured in Sunday crash

Troopers suspect driver was impaired when he crashed into their car
Posted at 10:56 AM, Aug 25, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-25 11:56:46-04

A Sunset woman and a two-year-old died, and a 16-year-old girl was seriously injured in what troopers suspect was a drunk driving crash.

Charges are pending against a 48-year-old Carencro man who was driving the pick-up that crashed into their car, troopers say.

Lacy Leger, 35, and a two-year-old boy died in the crash. Both were properly restrained, troopers say. A 16-year-old girl who was riding in the back seat with the boy suffered serious injuries.

The driver of the truck, who troopers suspect was impaired, wasn't wearing a seat belt and suffered non-life-threatening injuries. Toxicology samples were taken from him, troopers say.

Leger was driving a car south on the I-49 service road in St. Landry Parish just before 1:30 a.m. Sunday, troopers say. The man in the truck was northbound, crossed the center line and crashed into her car.

Louisiana State Troopers would like to take this opportunity to remind motorists to always make good decisions while operating motor vehicles. Never drive while impaired, fatigued, or distracted. Always ensure every occupant is properly restrained, pay close attention to recent changes in child passenger seat laws, and follow all traffic laws. Taking simple precautions such as these can often mean the difference between life and death.