Pair saves family from drowning after witnessing crash
ASSUMPTION PARISH, La. (WAFB) - A family of four is safe after two good Samaritans saved them from drowning.
Louisiana State Police troopers responded to a single-vehicle crash in the Amelia/Gibson area Wednesday morning Dec. 7.
Troopers said a 2007 Toyota Corolla was traveling East on LA Hwy 182, which is near LA 662, when the Corolla drifted off the road and entered a canal, immediately submerging into water.
Officials added due to the thickness of the mud and marsh, the individuals in the Corolla were unable to open the doors to escape.
According to troopers, Jeff Lapeyrouse and Chase Dupre witnessed the crash and immediately pulled over to help. They entered the water and worked together to get the door opened so that four people, including two small children, could get out of the car safely.
Troopers added minor injuries were reported in the crash.
LSP thanks the efforts of Lapeyrouse and Dupre for their quick actions and willingness to help prevent the crash from becoming a tragedy.
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