Father, son killed in single-vehicle crash; impairment suspected
POSTED: Friday, May 10, 2013 - 10:00am
UPDATED: Friday, May 10, 2013 - 10:04am
POINTE COUPEE PARISH, LA (NBC33) — A father and son died last night in a single-vehicle car crash.
The Louisiana State Police reports that the crash happened around 11:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 9. We’re told the two were traveling down Hwy 415 in Pointe Coupee Parish.
Sidney R. Morel, 47, was driving the vehicle. His father, Sidney J. Morel, 68, was the passenger.
Officials say Morel was entering a left hand curve when he lost control of the vehicle and ran off the road. He overcorrected, which caused the car to flip and overturn several times.
Although both men were wearing a seatbelt, they were pronounced dead at the scene.
Troopers believe Morel was intoxicated at the time of the crash and have submitted a sample of his blood to the State Police Crime Lab for analysis.