Chad Jones, 50, of Gonzales, was pronounced dead on the scene. Jones was entering an intersection with a green traffic signal when Jacquel Wade, 25, of Sorrento, allegedly disregarded a red traffic signal and hit the side of Jones’ vehicle, said Troop A.
Jones was not buckled up when hit, and suffered fatal injuries, according to troopers. It was also revealed that Wade was involved in a hit-and-run crash that occurred nearby, said police.
Impairment is not suspected for either driver, according to troopers. However, a toxicology sample was obtained from both drivers and has been submitted for analysis.