Posted: Jul 15, 2013 8:22 AM by AP (Photo courtesy MGN Online)
A Violet man was killed when the car he was riding in ran off the road, overturned and crashed into a home.
State police say the car was traveling at a high rate of speed Saturday night when the crash occurred on La. Highway 39 in St. Bernard Parish. They say driver impairment is suspected.
Trooper Melissa Matey says 46-year-old Victor Major, who had been in the front seat and not wearing a seatbelt, was pronounced dead at the scene.
The driver of the vehicle, Samuel Hampton Jr., also of Violet, was taken to Interim LSU Hospital with moderate injuries.
Three children in the vehicle, ages 4, 10 and 11, were in the back seat. Troopers say the children were also taken the hospital with moderate injuries.