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Unrestrained 14-month-old killed in Vermilion Parish crash

Abbeville – One person was killed in a single-vehicle crash on LA Hwy 338, just east of Adier Road, in Vermilion Parish on Friday, Nov. 11. The victim, Dior Cormier, a 14-month-old female from Katy, Texas.


27-year-old Jhori Danielle Peters of Abbeville was traveling west on LA 338 when, for unknown reasons, she crossed the centerline and traveled off the left side of the roadway. After leaving the roadway, the Kia entered a ditch and struck a steel culvert before over turning onto its roof.

Cormier, the 14-month-old, was seated on the front seat passenger’s lap at the time of the crash. She was transported to an area hospital with moderate injuries.

Days later, Police were notified that Cormier had died due to her injuries. Peters and the front seat adult passenger were both properly restrained and sustained only minor injuries. Two other juvenile passengers in the rear seat were not restrained and were transported to a local hospital with critical injuries.

A toxicology sample was obtained from Peters and submitted for analysis. She was cited for careless operation, no driver’s license, and two counts of child restraint violations on the evening of the crash and additional charges are pending.

This crash remains under investigation.


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