Arnaudville man dies after head-on crash in St. Martin Parish Monday night


State Police responded to a head-on crash that claimed the life of an Arnaudville man.

The crash happened just after 6:30 p.m. on LA Highway 347 near Huron Road in St. Martin Parish.

According to Master Trooper Brooks David, a preliminary investigation revealed that Kami Stoute, 22, of Arnaudville was driving northbound on LA 347 when, for unknown reasons, the vehicle traveled off the right side of the road in a slight left curve.

Stoute overcorrected left, sending the vehicle across the centerline and striking a truck driven by Whitney Chevalier, 73, of Arnaudville.

Although both drivers were wearing seatbelts, they both suffered critical injuries and were transported to a local hospital for treatment.

Chevalier was pronounced dead shortly after arriving at the hospital.

Master Trooper David says impairment is not suspected to be a factor in the crash, but routine toxicology samples were obtained for analysis.

The crash is under investigation.

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