Man and woman from Jefferson County killed in crash in Louisiana
Press release from Louisiana State Police:
Two Texas residents are dead following a two-vehicle crash in the community of Carlyss in Calcasieu Parish this morning.
On October 6, 2017, shortly before 7 a.m., Louisiana State Police Troop D responded to a two-vehicle crash on Louisiana Highway 108 at Louisiana Highway 27 south of Sulphur. The initial investigation revealed a 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt driven by 39-year-old Jason Creel was traveling east on LA 108 when he failed to stop for a stop sign at LA 27. The Cobalt then traveled into the path of a southbound 2016 Toyota Tundra pickup truck driven by 35-year-old Timothy Soileau of Sulphur. After impact, both vehicles came to rest in a parking lot near the intersection.
Creel was pronounced dead at the scene. A female passenger in the Cobalt, 39-year-old Wimberley Roddey, was transported to a local hospital with serious injuries where she later died. Neither was wearing a seat belt. Both were living in Jefferson County, Texas. (Outside of Beaumont, according to a trooper)
Soileau was wearing a seat belt and only had minor injuries.
Toxicology samples were obtained from the drivers and will be submitted for analysis. The crash remains under investigation.
While every crash is not survivable, wearing a seat belt is the simplest and most effective step motorists can take to reduce the risk of injury in the event of a crash. Louisiana state law requires motor vehicle occupants to be properly restrained in all seating positions, day and night.
Troop D has investigated 20 fatal crashes resulting in 28 deaths in 2017 including 3 fatal crashes on LA 27 in Calcasieu Parish resulting in 4 deaths.