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WEDNESDAY WRECKS: Crash kills three

Troopers suspect driver in Vinton crash impaired

The driver of a van and a passenger in the pickup truck were pronounced dead at the scene of this twovehicle head-on collision on U.S. 90 east in Vinton Wednesday morning. The driver of the truck was taken to a Lake Charles with moderate injuries. BY BRAD PUCKETT/AMERICAN PRESS

Three people died on Southwest Louisiana roads in early-morning accidents on Wednesday, according to state police.

Two people were killed at 7:50 a.m. just east of Vinton, said Sgt. James Anderson.

Raymond Armentor, 47, of Sulphur was traveling west on U.S. 90 in a pickup truck when he crossed the center line and collided head-on with the van driven by Brian Holland, 45, also of Sulphur.

Anderson said Holland and a passenger in the pickup, Rebecca Pago Leboeuf, 47, of Sulphur were pronounced dead at the scene of the accident.

Armentor’s injuries were described as moderate, and he was taken to a local hospital.

Anderson said troopers believe Armentor was impaired and that toxicology tests are pending. He has been charged with two counts of vehicular homicide, second-offense DWI and driving left of center.

Armentor and Leboeuf were wearing seatbelts; Holland wasn’t.

In a separate accident, Shasta Ann Fuselier, 31, of Eunice died in a single-vehicle accident just north of Jennings, police said.

She was traveling north on La. 102 near Grand Marais Road at about 2 a.m. when her 2005 GMC Yukon left the road, struck a utility pole and rolled over, state police said.

Fuselier, who was not wearing a seatbelt, was ejected during the rollover.

She was pronounced dead at Jennings American Legion Hospital.

Routine toxicology are pending.


March 11, 2010 at 4:11 pm Leave a comment

LC woman killed in I-10 crash

*published Oct. 19, 2009

A Lake Charles woman died after being ejected from a vehicle in a Sunday afternoon accident on Interstate 10, according to State Police Troop D.

At around 2:30 p.m., Sharon Guidry, 42, of Lake Charles lost control of her utility vehicle when a tire blew out as she was traveling west between Vinton and Sulphur, said Trooper Stephen LaFargue.

She ran off the road, stuck a sign and flipped several times.

One of Guidry’s passengers, Courtney Guidry, 21, also of Lake Charles, was not wearing her seat belt and was ejected. She was pronounced dead upon arrival at Lake Charles Memorial Hospital.

The driver and three other passengers were taken to Memorial Hospital with minor injuries.


October 19, 2009 at 7:38 pm Leave a comment

12-year-old apparently drowns in Vinton pool

*published Sept. 21, 2009

A Opelousas boy apparently drowned in a apartment complex pool in Vinton Saturday evening, according to authorities.

Witnesses told Vinton police that Joseph Staton, 12, disappeared from a party in the complex in the 300 block of Courville Road and was found floating in the complex’s swimming pool.

Police were called to the scene at around 4:40 p.m.

Staton was pronounced dead at West Calcasieu Cameron Hospital at 5:47 p.m., said Calcasieu Parish Coroner’s Office lead investigator Zeb Johnson.

Johnson said no foul play is suspected at this time and that Coroner Terry Welke would perform an autopsy today, Sept. 21, to determine the definite cause of death.


September 21, 2009 at 6:28 pm Leave a comment