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Unrestrained Driver Killed in Crash in Evangeline Parish

Troopers from Louisiana State Police Troop I began investigating a single-vehicle crash on Louisiana Highway 13 near Brud Lane in Evangeline Parish shortly after 4:30 p.m., on June 13, 2021.

Posted: Jun 14, 2021 12:14 PM
Updated: Jun 15, 2021 12:14 PM

Evangeline Parish – Troopers from Louisiana State Police Troop I began investigating a single-vehicle crash on Louisiana Highway 13 near Brud Lane in Evangeline Parish shortly after 4:30 p.m., on June 13, 2021. The crash took the life of 25-year-old Dustin D. Pierce of Opelousas.

The initial investigation by State Police revealed that the crash occurred as Pierce was driving south on LA 13 in a 2009 Chevrolet Malibu. For unknown reasons, Pierce failed to negotiate a curve and the vehicle he was driving ran off the roadway. After leaving the roadway, the Malibu overturned causing Pierce to be ejected from the vehicle.

Pierce was unrestrained at the time of the crash. He pronounced deceased at the scene by the Evangeline Parish Coroner’s Office. Impairment is unknown but a standard toxicology sample was obtained for analysis. This crash remains under investigation.

To view the GoFundMe please visit: https://gf.me/v/c/gfm/help-us-lay-dustin-pierce-to-rest

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