High school football coach charged with negligent homicide

LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) - Authorities with State Police confirm that a man they say caused a car accident back in May that left two people dead is being charged with negligent homicide on Thursday.

State Police confirm that 45-year-old Roy Serie is being charged with two counts of vehicular homicide, one count of vehicular negligent injury, and one count driving while intoxicated.

Toxicology tests reportedly came back from the State Police Crime Lab. Authorities say they showed Serie had illegal narcotics in his system at the time of the crash.

Authorities say that Serie, the current head football coach at Ville Platte High, was processed into the Jeff Davis Parish jail on Thursday morning and bonded out soon after. His bond was set at $250,000.

You may remember the car accident that happened on May 5. Serie was driving a white Ford truck northbound on Highway 165 when he reportedly cut through the median and struck a vehicle traveling in the opposite direction head on.

The accident killed Serie's wife, 45-year-old Shelia Serie, and 34-year-old Shannon Cox, a passenger in the vehicle struck.

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