One dead after crash on I-10 in Jeff Davis Parish

I-10 accident near Jennings. Photo courtesy Justin Abshire
I-10 accident near Jennings. Photo courtesy Justin Abshire

JENNINGS, LA (KPLC) - A horrific crash on Interstate 10 in Jeff Davis Parish Friday afternoon took the life of a Texas man, and injured a woman and small child.

State Police say a 2008 Chrysler Sebring rolled over near Jennings after the driver lost control. The impact ejected two adults and a 3-year-old child from the vehicle.

24-year-old Marcel B. Durell of Port Arthur, Texas was a passenger in vehicle, he was airlifted to a Lake Charles hospital where he died.

The Driver, 24-year-old Courtney A. Fontenot of Missouri City, Texas, and the small child were to taken to the hospital with moderate injuries. State troopers say the child was not properly restrained.

A routine toxicology sample was obtained from the driver and will be submitted to the Louisiana State Police Crime Lab for analysis.  The investigation is continuing and charges are pending.

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