Lafayette

Apr 24, 2014 8:58 PM by KATC

Scott Woman Arrested for Vehicular Homicide after Fatal Crash

A Scott woman is facing vehicular homicide charges after a two vehicle crash on Hwy 342 just east of Hwy 35, killed a Duson man.

Troopers say around 1:00 p.m. Thursday, Blaire Duhon, 22, was driving west on Hwy 342 when for unknown reasons she crossed the center line. Investigators say Duhon hit another truck, driven by Jerry Meaux, 74, head-on. Troopers say Meaux was not wearing a seat belt, and was pronounced dead at the scene by the Lafayette Parish Coroner.

Investigating Troopers say Duhon was restrained and was transported to a local hospital for minor injuries. Duhon was later released from the hospital and arrested for DWI, vehicular homicide, driving left of center, and littering. She has been booked into the Lafayette Parish Correctional Center.

Troopers say routine toxicology samples were also obtained from Meaux and will be submitted to the State Police Crime Lab for analysis.

This crash remains under investigation.

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