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Driver arrested for car accident that killed three near Louisiana

Louisiana State Police arrested a 33-year-old man who had been involved in a fatal car accident on April 2 in Kinder, Louisiana outside Lake Charles. The state police arrested the man for his role as a driver in the two vehicle accident that occurred two weekends ago. State police based the arrest on their investigation of the car accident scene, forensic evidence and witnesses who observed the fatal accident. The 33-year-old was arrested for 12 counts including three counts of vehicular homicide and DWI first offense.

The fatal two vehicle accident crash occurred on April 2 around 10:00 p.m. according to Louisiana State Police Troop D. The fatal crash that killed three people occurred on United States Highway 165 just south of Kinder in Allen Parish. A family of three was traveling on Highway 165 in their 1996 Dodge Ram pick-up truck on a Saturday night. As the family’s Dodge pick-up truck was traveling north on the highway a 1999 Toyota Avalon approached the truck from behind at a high rate of speed. The Toyota Avalon crashed into the back of the Dodge pick-up truck and the impact of the crash sent the truck off of the highway.

As the Dodge pick-up truck left the roadway it rolled over and ultimately struck a tree. Four people were inside the pick-up during the rollover. The 45-year-old driver, his wife and their 3-year-old were killed during the accident and the fourth, unidentified passenger suffered moderate injuries. The Toyota Avalon that struck the Dodge pick-up truck was occupied by a 33-year-old man and a 26-year-old man. Both individuals sustained minor injuries and at the time of the accident each claimed the other had been driving.

Both occupants of the Toyota Avalon participated in toxicology tests to determine blood alcohol content. Alcohol impairment and speed are suspected causes of the crash according to state police.

Source: www.kfdm.com, “Sulphur man arrested in triple fatal accident,” 4/11/11

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