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53- year old killed in vehicle crash in Iberia Parish

Iberia Parish – Shortly before 5:30 p.m. on July 6, 2020, a two-vehicle fatal crash occurred on LA Hwy 14 near Leleux Road in Iberia Parish. 53-year-old, Wayne J. Touchet of New Iberia was killed in this crash.

A 2005 Chevrolet Silverado pickup, driven by Touchet, was traveling south on Leleux Road.  At the same time, a 2018 GMC Denali HD pickup was traveling west on LA 14.  Touchet failed to yield at the stop sign and entered on to LA 14. The GMC stuck the Silverado on the driver’s side in the westbound lane of travel.

State Troopers determined Touchet, despite being restrained at the time of the crash, suffered fatal injuries. He was pronounced deceased at the scene by the Iberia Parish Coroner’s Office. The driver of the GMC was properly restrained. He suffered only minor injuries and refused medical treatment. The passenger in the GMC, who was also properly restrained, was transported to a local hospital with minor injuries.

The driver of the GMC submitted a breath sample which indicated no alcohol present. Toxicology samples were taken from Touchet and results are pending. This crash remains under investigation.

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