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St. Martinville man killed in two-vehicle crash Thursday

Fatal Crash
Posted at 7:21 PM, May 14, 2020

A two-vehicle fatal crash on LA Hwy 680 near LA Hwy 347 in St. Martin Parish claimed the life of 38-year-old Jamie Thibodeaux of St. Martinville, State Police confirm.

Troopers began investigating the crash around 4:30 p.m. Thursday, and learned that Thibodeaux was traveling east on LA 680. At the same time, a truck with two occupants was traveling west on LA 680. For unknown reasons, Thibodeaux crossed the center line and struck the truck head-on in the westbound lane of travel.

Thibodeaux was unrestrained and suffered fatal injuries, according to troopers. He was pronounced deceased on the scene by the St. Martin Parish Coroner's Office. Both occupants of the truck were restrained and were transported to a local hospital with moderate injuries. Results of toxicology samples are pending.

The crash remains under investigation.

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