UPDATE: Missing LSU senior identified after truck found near highway 30
POSTED: Wednesday, August 28, 2013 - 1:13pm
UPDATED: Thursday, August 29, 2013 - 1:31pm
ST. GABRIEL, LA (NBC33) — UPDATE (02:58 a.m.): Police found a truck that crashed into Bayou Manchac which matches the description of Chris Broussard's truck. The driver's body was found inside, and the family did identify the white male as Chris Broussard, 22.
Broussard had been missing for more than 36 hours after attending a party at Bogie's Bar and Grill near LSU.
Investigators believed the truck, a champagne-colored Nissan pickup, was headed southbound on Highway 30 near the Iberville/Ascension line when it hit a guardrail, went airborne, and landed in the bayou. Even with traffic on the highway, it took a helicopter from the Baton Rouge Police Department to spot the truck.
"(The) vehicle was pretty much covered with high grasses," St. Gabriel Police Chief Kevin Ambeau said. "Cars passing by couldn't see it. Baton Rouge air support happened to find the vehicle around about 6:40 this evening and notified local law enforcement."
No passengers were inside the truck at the time of the crash. Ambeau said the driver was wearing his seatbelt. Toxicology tests were ordered, but there is no indication whether he was or was not intoxicated when he died.
ORIGINAL: Police are searching for an LSU senior who went missing early Tuesday morning.
The Baton Rouge Police Department confirmed that a missing person report has been filed for Chris Broussard, 22. His family told NBC33 News that his mother received a message from him on Tuesday, Aug. 27 at roughly 1:00 a.m. and that he has not been seen or heard from since.
Broussard allegedly left a party Tuesday evening and was driving his Nissan pickup truck. He was headed to his family’s home in Ascension Parish. He was last seen wearing a white polo shirt and red shorts. He is 5’8”, 130 lbs, and has a thin beard.
Broussard graduated from Catholic High School in 2009 and is currently enrolled for classes at LSU. He is majoring in Criminology and Sociology.
If you know anything regarding Broussard’s whereabouts, call Crime Stoppers at (225) 344-STOP (7867). You can also text your tip to CRIMES (274637). Include CS225 at the beginning of your message.
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