On Sunday March 09, 2014 at approximately 0325 hours Broussard Police personnel witnessed a hit and run that occurred at the intersection of US Hwy 90 and La Hwy 92 (Young St) and by the time the officer was able to get to the scene both vehicles left. Shortly after an officer located one of the vehicles in the median of US Hwy 90 at Le Triomphe where it crashed a second time in the construction zone.
Officers observed a 2011 Silver Toyota Camry beyond the cones in the construction area of the roadway with severe damage to the front end and smoking. Officers then approached the vehicle and observed the driver appeared lifeless and was definitely trapped in the vehicle. They located a passenger in the back seat and attempted to get him out of the vehicle due to the vehicle began to catch fire. The Officers were unable to pull him out due to his legs being pinned under the drivers seat. Officers attempted to extinguish the fire with extinguishers before the fire department arrived but they were unable to even after using 5 fire extinguishers. The Broussard Fire Department arrived on scene and extinguished the fire, but the entire car was burned. We are still working on the identity of the due to the condition of the burned bodies and a lack of identifiers.
The preliminary investigation has revealed that a 2011 Toyota Camry was traveling at a high rate of speed on US Hwy 90 headed east. The vehicle crashed with another vehicle at the intersection of US Hwy 90 and La Hwy 92 (Young). The Camry and the second vehicle, described as a dark colored truck, both fled the initial crash scene. The Camry traveled a short distance where it entered into the median directly in front of Le Triomphe that is under construction. This portion of the median was cut out and dug below the original roadway height, the Camry went into the drop off and struck the concrete embankment on the opposite end and came to a rest a distance thereafter where the officers located it.
The driver of the second vehicle of the first crash is unknown at this time as well. This is an ongoing investigation by the Broussard Police Department. Alcohol is believed to be involved and both the occupants appeared to be wearing seat belts. Toxicology results are pending.