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Rollover Crash Kills Thibodaux Man in Assumption Parish

Troopers with Troop C began investigating a two-vehicle fatality crash on LA 70 just east of LA Spur 70 shortly before 3:00 p.m. on September 30, 2020.

Posted: Oct 1, 2020 2:51 PM

Belle Rose – Troopers with Troop C began investigating a two-vehicle fatality crash on LA 70 just east of LA Spur 70 shortly before 3:00 p.m. on September 30, 2020. The crash took the life of 82-year-old Gaston Breaux.
The preliminary investigation revealed Breaux was traveling west on LA 70 in a 2016 Hyundai Genesis. Breaux crossed the centerline and began to pass three westbound vehicles while a 2007 Nissan Altima was approaching eastbound. Breaux struck the Nissan in the eastbound lane and he ran off of the roadway to the left. His vehicle impacted a ditch and overturned several times causing life threatening injuries.
Breaux was transported to a local hospital where he later succumbed to his injuries. The driver and a passenger in the Nissan sustained minor injuries and were also transported to a local hospital.
All occupants were properly restrained in this crash. Impairment is not suspected to be a factor and standard toxicology reports are pending. This crash remains under investigation.

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