Two are killed in head-on collision in Calcasieu _lowres

Photo provided by the Louisiana State Police -- Emergency crews at the scene of a Sunday morning crash in Calcasieu Parish that killed two DeQuincy teenagers.

Two DeQuincy residents died in a Sunday morning wreck in Calcasieu Parish when the pickup trucks they were driving collided head-on, Louisiana State Police said.

Charlee Smith, 18, was driving northbound on La. 27 about 10:30 a.m. Sunday when he attempted to pass a vehicle in a curve, which is a no-passing zone, said Sgt. James Anderson, a State Police spokesman.

Smith’s 2001 Chevrolet Silverado swiped the side of a southbound utility trailer before crashing head-on into a 2004 Ford F-150 pickup driven by Lauren Marie Leblanc, 17, Anderson said.

Smith and Leblanc, both of DeQuincy, were pronounced dead at the scene — just over 5 miles south of DeQuincy — by the Calcasieu Parish Coroner’s Office, Anderson said. Both were wearing seat belts.

Another vehicle was damaged by flying debris, Anderson said.

A witness told troopers Smith was speeding and driving aggressively prior to the fatal crash, Anderson said.

Anderson said the crash remains under investigation.

Lafayette woman dies in Mississippi crash

A crash killed a 44-year-old Lafayette woman and a 22-year-old Mississippi woman when their cars collided head-on Sunday morning, the Mississippi Highway Patrol says.

Marla Holbert, of Lafayette, was driving the wrong way in the westbound lane of U.S. 98 near Lucedale, Mississippi, about 5:30 a.m. when her Mazda MX-5 sports car crashed into a Pontiac G-6 sedan, Cpl. Benjamin Seibert said.

The driver of the Pontiac, Summer Davis, of Lucedale, also died in the crash, Seibert said.

Seibert said the accident is still under investigation.

10 injured Sunday in 3-car crash in Erath

A three-vehicle crash in Erath on Sunday afternoon injured 10 people, including several children, KATC-TV reported.

Witnesses said one child was airlifted from the scene of the crash near the intersection of North Broadway Street and La. 14 to a hospital for treatment.

The remaining nine people suffered injuries described by KATC-TV as minor to moderate.

Erath police diverted traffic from La. 14 for about two hours as crews cleared the area.

Arrests posted Feb. 21, 2016, on the Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s Office website:

  • BARRY JOSEPH ABSHIRE: 38, of the 3800 block of Moss Street, Lafayette. He was booked for Caddo Parish on two warrants/bench warrants.
  • WALTER ALMENDAREZ: 29, of the 2500 block of Ruth, Corpus Cristi, Texas. He was booked on failure to secure a driver’s license; misdemeanor operating a vehicle while intoxicated; and special restrictions on lamps.
  • JONAS JOHN BATISTE: 30, of the 200 block of Blanchard Street, Breaux Bridge. He was booked on a warrant/bench warrant.
  • CHARLES EVERETTE BENJAMIN: 20, of the 1200 block of 11th Street, Lafayette. He was booked on simple battery.
  • JOSEPH B. BOXIE: 47, of the 700 block of La. 1252, Carencro. He was booked on misdemeanor illegal possession of stolen things.
  • HUNTER BROUSSARD: 19, of the 100 block of Westwood Drive, Lafayette. He was booked on felony Schedule I narcotics and prohibited activities (drug paraphernalia).
  • ITZELL CAMACHO: 22, of the 100 block of Barracks Street, Duson. She was booked on misdemeanor domestic abuse battery.
  • NELSON SANCHEZ CARTER: 23, of the 700 block of North Sterling Street, Lafayette. He was booked on possession of marijuana and carrying a weapon while committing or attempting to commit a crime or while in possession or during sale or distribution of a controlled substance.
  • PETER CHRISTOPHER CHAMBERS: 43, of the 2200 block of McDonald Road, Maurice. He was booked on carrying a weapon while committing or attempting to commit a crime or while in possession or during sale or distribution of a controlled substance; misdemeanor illegal possession of stolen things; two counts of misdemeanor prescription drug violation; possession of a firearm or carrying concealed weapon by a person convicted of felonies; possession of marijuana; and prohibited activities (drug paraphernalia).
  • JUAN CRUZ: 32, of the 100 block of Barracks Street, Lafayette. He was booked on misdemeanor domestic abuse battery.
  • SHELBY DUPLANTIS: 19, of the 100 block of Lucas Circle, Lafayette. She was booked on possession of marijuana.
  • TAVIN RAY FAUL: 23, of the 900 block of South Wimberly Street, Church Point. He was booked on possession of marijuana; prohibited activities (drug paraphernalia); and safety belt violation.
  • PAGE FAUL: 22, of the 400 block of Main Street, Cankton. She was booked on Schedule II narcotics; Schedule IV narcotics; and possession of marijuana.
  • NORRIS JAMES GUIDRY: 59, of the 100 block of Lindsor, Carencro. He was booked on aggravated battery.
  • BLAKE RYAN HISAW: 30, of the 2000 block of La. 343, Church Point. He was booked on four warrants/bench warrants.
  • ANTHONY JAMES PRESCOTT: 23, of the 200 block of Gustave, Broussard. He was booked on misdemeanor battery of a police officer; two counts of misdemeanor unauthorized use of a vehicle; resisting a police officer with force or violence; simple battery; simple burglary; and two counts of simple criminal damage to property.
  • KATHRYN PRUNTY: 18, of the 1400 block of Sawnee Drive, Lake Charles. She was booked on misdemeanor operating a vehicle while intoxicated and speeding 11 to 15 mph over limit.
  • ALEXANDER REDNOUR: 24, of the 400 block of Tululaha, New Orleans. He was booked on failure to obey traffic control; misdemeanor operating a vehicle while intoxicated; and open container of alcohol in a vehicle.
  • CHRISTOPHER RAYMOND RICHARD: 39, of the 700 block of Kaliste Saloom Road, Lafayette. He was booked on a warrant/bench warrant.
  • SHANA ROBINSON: 29, of the 500 block of Berlin Street, Lafayette. She was booked on shoplifting.
  • SWKEA D. SAM: 24, of the 200 block of West Foch Street, Lafayette. She was booked on illegal possession of stolen firearms; five counts of illegal use of controlled dangerous substances in the presence of persons under 17 years old; misdemeanor illegal carrying of weapons; and prohibited activities (drug paraphernalia).
  • MARVIN JAMES SHELVIN: 23, of the 1600 block of East Simcoe Street, Lafayette. He was booked on possession of Schedule I drugs without a prescription.
  • CODY SIMON: 29, of the 200 block of Avondale Drive, Lafayette. He was booked on having no safety belt and operating a vehicle with a suspended license.
  • CARL EDWARD SMOAK: 64, of the 100 block of Welch Road, Carencro. He was booked on four warrants/bench warrants.
  • DEVON SHANE SNOOK: 31, of the 1300 block of Ridge Road, Duson. He was booked on shoplifting.
  • HEATHER RENEE THIBODEAUX: 31, of the 1000 block of Vermilion Street, Breaux Bridge. She was booked on Schedule II narcotics and prohibited activities (drug paraphernalia).
  • CODY JAMES TOUCHECK: 24, of the 5900 block of Sandoz Road, New Iberia. He was booked on two counts for Iberia Parish.
  • CHAD MICHAEL WEBER: 35, of the 100 block of Philomene Road, Carencro. He was booked on two warrants/bench warrants.
  • DUSTIN B. WINN: 35, of the 1100 block of La. 178, Church Point. He was booked on Schedule II narcotics; Schedule IV narcotics; possession of marijuana; and two warrants/bench warrants.