State Police: Rollover Crash Kills Thibodaux Man in Assumption Parish
From the Louisiana State Police on September 30, 2020:
Shortly before 3:00 p.m. this afternoon, Troopers with Troop C began investigating a two-vehicle fatality crash on LA 70 just east of LA Spur 70. The crash took the life of 82-year-old Gaston Breaux.
The preliminary investigation revealed Breaux was traveling west on LA 70 in a 2016 Hyundai Genesis. Breaux crossed the centerline and began to pass three westbound vehicles while a 2007 Nissan Altima was approaching eastbound. Breaux struck the Nissan in the eastbound lane and he ran off of the roadway to the left. His vehicle impacted a ditch and overturned several times causing life threatening injuries.
Breaux was transported to a local hospital where he later succumbed to his injuries. The driver and a passenger in the Nissan sustained minor injuries and were also transported to a local hospital.
All occupants were properly restrained in this crash. Impairment is not suspected to be a factor and standard toxicology reports are pending. This crash remains under investigation.
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 and follow all traffic laws. Taking simple precautions such as these can often mean the difference between life and death.
Troop C has investigated 21 fatal crashes resulting in 22 deaths this year.