Authorities on scene of major crash near La. 14, I-210 exit - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

Starks men killed in Thursday crash in Lake Charles


Two people were killed in a Thursday evening crash on La. 14 near the I-210 exit in Lake Charles.

Lake Charles Deputy Chief of Police Mark Kraus said the two passengers in the vehicle, 20-year-old Christopher Neal Hamrick and 24-year-old Brett Michael Vidallier, both of Starks, were killed in the crash.

The driver, 19-year-old Jerry Lee Miller, also from Starks, suffered serious injuries.

Hamrick was the front seat occupant and Vidallier was the right, rear occupant, Kraus said.

The crash happened at around 5:30 p.m. Thursday and involved a 2001 Honda Civic.

Kraus said Miller was exiting the La. 14 exit, eastbound. Kraus said for unknown reasons, the vehicle left the roadway and hit the curb on the south side of the exit ramp.

Kraus said the vehicle continued traveling eastbound across La. 14 and struck a large, concrete barrier.

No citations have been issued pending the outcome of the toxicology report, according to Kraus.

The investigation continues, he said.

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