Several locals were injured in a crash in St. Charles Parish – an accident which claimed the life of a 36-year old Kenner man.
Just after 4 p.m. yesterday afternoon, Louisiana State Police Troop B investigated a three-vehicle crash on La. Highway 3127 south of La. Highway 640.
The preliminary investigation revealed that Rodolfo Trevino, of Kenner, was traveling south on La. Highway 3127 in a 2006 Toyota Tundra.
For unknown reasons, Trevino crossed the centerline and struck a 2013 Ford Explorer that was northbound on La. Highway 3127.
That vehicle was driven by 39-year-old Marjorie Delatte-Delaune of Vacherie.
Trevino continued south after impact and struck a 2015 Chevy Traverse being driven by 46-year-old Brent Bourgeois, of Cut Off.
Trevino was properly restrained, but died because of the crash.
Bourgeois had four passengers, including children. They were all properly restrained, but they all sustained serious injuries.
They were taken to University Medical Center in New Orleans for treatment.
Delaune was properly restrained, but suffered minor injuries.
Impairment is not suspected as a factor, but toxicology tests are pending.
Speeding is considered a factor on the part of Trevino.
The crash remains under investigation and no further investigation is available at this time.
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.