Accident kills four teens in Terrebonne Parish - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

Accident kills four teens in Terrebonne Parish

HOUMA, LA (KPLC) - On Sunday, September 26, 2010, at approximately 8:56 a.m., four teens were reported missing after not returning from the LSU football game in Baton Rouge, LA. At approximately 1:23 p.m., Terrebonne Parish Sheriff's Office and Louisiana State Police Troop C personnel observed damage to a guardrail on LA 182 at the St. Louis Canal Bridge. A search was made around the canal and what appeared to be tires, was observed barely showing in the water. A further search revealed that it was the missing vehicle and teens.  

James Cantrelle III (W/M, 17 of Raceland, LA.) was operating a 2008 Ford King Ranch westbound on LA 182 in Houma, LA. Cantrelle failed to negotiate a right bank curve and ran off the roadway to the left, striking the bridge guardrail. His vehicle then overturned and became submerged in the St. Louis Canal.

The driver, Cantrelle, right front seat passenger, Megan Hitt (W/F, 17 of Houma, LA.), left rear seat passenger, Ian Haydel (W/M, 15 of Houma, LA.), and right rear passenger, Gabrielle Hebert (W/F, 17 of Houma, LA.) were all pronounced dead at the scene and transported by the Terrebonne Parish Coroner's Office.                 

A seat belt was worn by Cantrelle, but it is undetermined if passengers were wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash.  Alcohol and / or drug usage is unknown.  Blood results are pending from the Terrebonne Parish Coroner's Office. Troopers are continuing their investigation. 

Copyright 2009 KPLC. All rights reserved.

  • More Local NewsNewsMore>>

  • North Lake Charles Board wants to talk with mayoral candidates

    North Lake Charles Board wants to talk with mayoral candidates

    Tuesday, March 28 2017 12:07 AM EDT2017-03-28 04:07:42 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)

    There's lots of talk these days about developing North Lake Charles. 

    More >>

    There's lots of talk these days about developing North Lake Charles. 

    More >>
  • Magnolia LNG at Port of Lake Charles closer to being a reality

    Magnolia LNG at Port of Lake Charles closer to being a reality

    Monday, March 27 2017 11:57 PM EDT2017-03-28 03:57:32 GMT
    (Source: Magnolia LNG)(Source: Magnolia LNG)

    A liquified natural gas export terminal to be built at the Port of Lake Charles is a step closer to reality. At Monday's port meeting, the board of directors approved the signing of  a 30-year ground lease with Magnolia LNG. Board members said it's a positive sign that Magnolia LNG is willing to take the next step - from lease option to actual lease. Construction on the Magnolia facility is expected to begin later this year, bringing 100 construction jobs and 70 permanent jobs ...

    More >>

    A liquified natural gas export terminal to be built at the Port of Lake Charles is a step closer to reality. At Monday's port meeting, the board of directors approved the signing of  a 30-year ground lease with Magnolia LNG. Board members said it's a positive sign that Magnolia LNG is willing to take the next step - from lease option to actual lease. Construction on the Magnolia facility is expected to begin later this year, bringing 100 construction jobs and 70 permanent jobs ...

    More >>
  • Youth Summit and Job Fair set for March 28

    Youth Summit and Job Fair set for March 28

    Monday, March 27 2017 9:54 PM EDT2017-03-28 01:54:08 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)

    The Calcasieu Workforce Center (CWC) will host its annual Youth Summit/Job Fair from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m., Tuesday, March 28, on the second and third floors of the Lake Charles Civic Center, 900 Lakeshore Dr. 

    More >>

    The Calcasieu Workforce Center (CWC) will host its annual Youth Summit/Job Fair from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m., Tuesday, March 28, on the second and third floors of the Lake Charles Civic Center, 900 Lakeshore Dr. 

    More >>
Powered by Frankly