ST. MARTINVILLE — The Breaux Bridge man accused in a fatal hit-and-run that killed two teenagers and seriously injured another as they were walking to school last week has been booked into the St. Martin Parish Jail, according to booking records.
Jeremy Abraham, 32, was booked on vehicular homicide, vehicular negligent injury, hit-and-run driving, resisting an officer, battery on a police officer, expired license plate, no inspection tag and no insurance.
He remained in jail Tuesday afternoon on a $133,000 bail.
State Police suspect impairment could be a factor in the crash but are still awaiting results from Abraham’s toxicology report, which could take weeks, spokesman Brooks David said.
To be convicted of vehicular homicide, one of the requirements in state law is that a person’s urine and blood samples show he was under the influence of alcohol or a controlled dangerous substance at the time of the crash.
David would not speculate on what led officers to believe Abraham was impaired during the early morning crash.
“Troopers are trained to look for any signs of impairment while people are on the roadway,” David said.
Abraham had been undergoing treatment at a Lafayette hospital since Thursday, when police said he struck the victims, a utility pole and two culverts around 7:30 a.m. He was released from the hospital and booked into jail Tuesday evening.
Cornasha Flugence, 15, died at the scene, and 14-year-old Kylee Henry died en route to the hospital. Cornasha’s sister, 13-year-old Niya Flugence, was scheduled to be released from a Baton Rouge hospital Wednesday, according to her brother Marcus Thibeaux’s Facebook page. Efforts to reach the family for comment late Wednesday were unsuccessful.
Joint funeral services for Cornasha and Kylee are scheduled for Friday at Philadelphia Christian Church in Lafayette. Visitation will be held from 7 a.m. until the service at 11 a.m.