POSTED: Monday, July 29, 2013 - 10:30am
UPDATED: Monday, July 29, 2013 - 12:53pm
LIVINGSTON PARISH, LA — A driver and his unresrtained passenger died in a Livingston Parish crash.
On Saturday, July 27, shortly before 9:00 pm, State Troopers investigated a two vehicle fatal crash that occurred on LA Hwy 64 (Magnolia Beach Rd.) in Livingston Parish.
The crash took the lives of Mickel L. Tetreault, 20, of Livingston, and Bryan Payne, 22, of Denham Springs.
The investigation revealed that Samuel Doherty III, 28, of Baton Rouge, was driving his truck on westbound Hwy 64 when he entered the eastbound lane, striking Payne' vehicle head-on.
Tetreault, the front seat passenger in Payne’s vehicle, was not wearing a seatbelt. He suffered fatal injuries from the crash.
Payne suffered serious injuries and was transported to a local hospital; he later died of those injuries on July 28 at 7:30 p.m.
Doherty was properly restrained; however, impairment on his part is suspected.
Routine toxicology samples were obtained from both drivers and will be sent to the Louisiana State Police Crime Lab for analysis. This crash remains under investigation, and charges are pending.