Jan 3, 2012 9:26 AM by Lauren Wilson

Wreck claims two lives in Evangeline Parish

Louisiana State Police Troop I reports a fatal wreck in Evangeline Parish last night. Officers say a single vehicle crash occurred around 9:30 p.m. on LA-29, just south of Chataignier, claiming two lives.

A 2007 Chevrolet truck, driven by 43 year old Mitchell Fontenot of Ville Platte, was traveling south on LA 29 and failed to make the left curve. The vehicle went off the right side of the road, struck a ditch, and overturned several times.

Fontenot died at the scene as a result of his injuries, although he was wearing his safety belt. The passenger in his vehicle, 48 year old Mary Vizena of Mamou, was not restrained and died at the scene as a result of her injuries. Routine toxicology samples were obtained and have been submitted to the State Police Crime Lab for analysis.

State Police are still investigating the crash.



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