Louisiana Driver Charged in Fatal Car Accident

Authorities charged a Louisiana man in connection with a fatal car accident earlier this month in Allen Parish that killed three people, including a three-year-old boy. The 33-year-old driver faces charges of first-offense drunken driving, reckless operation, obstruction of justice, negligent injuring, filing a false public record, criminal mischief and interfering with a state trooper.

The automobile accident occurred when the man was speeding in his car and it struck the vehicle containing the victims. The impact forced their car off the road where it rolled over and struck a tree. Three passengers died in the crash, including the three-year-old. A fourth passenger suffered moderate injuries. The collision happened on U.S. 165 near Kinder.

After the accident, the man and his passenger each told police that the other was driving. State troopers suspected that the two men were impaired. The Louisiana State Police Bureau of Investigations and the Louisiana State Police Crime Laboratory assisted in the investigation.

Drunk and impaired drivers cause thousands of injuries and deaths every year. Contact a New Orleans accident lawyer if you suffer injuries in an automobile accident. You are entitled to fair compensation for your injuries, and a New Orleans accident attorney can represent you every step of the way.