Saturday, May 25 2013 11:58 PM EDT2013-05-26 03:58:41 GMT
A day after the deadly tornado ripped through Moore, Oklahoma a Red Cross response team from Lake Charles rolled into ground zero. "We got here on Tuesday morning. Tuesday morning at about 7:30 in theMore >>
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Saturday, May 25 2013 8:31 PM EDT2013-05-26 00:31:47 GMT
Lake Charles Police are investigating an a second armed robbery this month at the Subway restaurant on Ryan Street. The latest incident happened Friday around 9:08 p.m. Employees told police a blackMore >>
Lake Charles Police are investigating an a second armed robbery this month at the Subway restaurant on Ryan Street. The latest incident happened Friday at 9:08 p.m.More >>
Saturday, May 25 2013 7:18 PM EDT2013-05-25 23:18:04 GMT
The Lake Arthur Regatta brought in many people to enjoy the music, food and fun, especially boaters out on the lake. But it's all about keeping this fun time a safe one. "We'll have around 200 volunteersMore >>
Keeping an eye on those having fun on the water. More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 11:20 PM EDT2013-05-25 03:20:27 GMT
For a family in Lake Charles, one phone call changed everything. The aftermath of the Moore, Okla. tornado revealed the loss of a loved one. One of the children who died at a school destroyed by the tornadoMore >>
A family in Lake Charles mourns the loss of a young relative in the Moore, Oklahoma tornado.
Friday, May 24 2013 8:43 PM EDT2013-05-25 00:43:00 GMT
The Vernon Parish Sheriff's Office is looking for a bank robbery suspect. The Vernon Bank branch on Colony Boulevard in New Llano was robbed Thursday afternoon. Investigators say a black male subjectMore >>
The Vernon Bank branch on Colony Boulevard in New Llano was robbed Thursday afternoon.More >>
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MOSS BLUFF, LA (KPLC) -
The Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office is investigating a vehicle accident in Moss Bluff that killed one man and sent another man to the hospital with serious injuries, according to a news release from the department.
Authorities said the accident happened around 2:45 Sunday morning on Gateway Drive near Belfied Drive in Moss Bluff.
According to CPSO, 26-year-old Jerry W. Sonnier Jr., of Westlake, was driving a vehicle at a high rate of speed when he drove off the roadway striking a ditch and culvert. He was ejected from the car and pronounced dead at the scene, authorities said.
The passenger, 25-year-old Jamie G. Stratton, of Lake Charles, was transported to the hospital in serious condition.
Neither Stratton or Sonnier were wearing seatbelts, authorities said.
Speed is believed to be a contributing factor in the crash.
It is not known if alcohol was also a factor, but toxicology tests will be conducted as mandated by state law, authorities said.