Police: Impairment suspected in crash that kills 3, including pregnant woman
POSTED: Monday, May 27, 2013 - 7:30pm
UPDATED: Monday, May 27, 2013 - 7:34pm
NORCO, LA (WDSU-CNN) — Louisiana State Police say impairment is suspected in a crash that killed three people, including a pregnant woman, Sunday morning.
Police say Jennifer Englade of LaPlace was traveling northbound on US 61 near LA 627 in a 2006 Pontiac G6 and crossed the raised median shortly before 2 a.m.
The Pontiac entered the southbound lane and was struck on its right side by a 2001 Honda Civic driven by Romishe Mejia-Fequier of Harvey, police say.
Police say Englade was wearing a seat belt and was transported to the hospital with critical injuries.
Joshua Jones of Sulphur was the front-seat passenger in the Pontiac. Police say he was not wearing a seat belt and was ejected from the vehicle upon impact. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
Mejia-Fequier was wearing a seat belt and was pronounced dead on the scene, according to police.
Mejia Medena of Harvey was the front-seat passenger of the Honda. Police say he was wearing a seat belt and sustained critical injuries.
Esther Centeno of Bridge City was a back-seat passenger of the Honda. She was pregnant and was wearing a seat belt. She was pronounced dead at the scene, police say.
According to police, speed and impairment are suspected to be factors in the crash. Blood has been drawn from Englade for a toxicology analysis.
Impairment is not suspected for Mejia-Fequier, but toxicology results are pending an autopsy, police say.