Posted: Dec 17, 2009 10:38 AM by LOUISIANA STATE POLICE - TROOP I LAFAYETTE
Last night Louisiana State Police were on the scene of a single vehicle accident on LA 83. The vehicle was traveling eastbound on LA 83 exiting a right curve in the roadway. The driver, Venn Phothirath, traveled across the centerline, across the westbound lane, and entered the ditch on the north side of the roadway. Phothirath's vehicle then struck a culvert with its front and continued to final impact and final rest with a garage support post on private property. Neither Venn Phothirath nor passenger, Johnny Luanglatbandith were properly restrained. The driver sustained critical injuries during the crash and was transported to a Lafayette Hospital.