The driver that State Police say caused the head-on collision on December 17 that claimed his life and the lives of three Jeanerette siblings had a blood alcohol level that was nearly three times the legal limit for intoxication.
Toxicology testing from 54-year-old John Lundy of Georgia were completed by the Louisiana State Police Crime Lab.
The crash claimed the life of 54-year-old John Lundy of Dallas, Georgia, 20-year-old Lindy Rae Simmons, 14-year-old Kamryn Simmons, and 16-year-old Christopher Simmons, all of Jeanerette.
State Police released the following statement:
As we approach this New Year’s Eve and New Year’s celebrations, let us do so remembering those who have died this past year as a result of someone else’s careless decision to get behind the wheel impaired. Let us not lose the lesson of the devastating consequences those poor decisions have had on our communities. Please resolve to have a plan, to never drive impaired by drugs or alcohol, and to always wear your seat belt.
Louisiana State Police Troop I offers our sincerest condolences to all the families of the 76 people who have died on our highways in our area this past year. May we never need to utter the words ‘death notification’ again.