A three-car wreck in St. Landry Parish left one man dead and 10 people injured on Friday night, according to State Police.
The crash occurred at about 9:30 p.m. Friday, when Catherine Arclese, 47, tried to cross both U.S. 190 lanes to get to the I-49 ramp and her car crashed into 18-year-old Brandell Pryor’s Chevrolet Silverado, said Brooks David, a State Police spokesman.
The impact shoved both cars off the road, David said, but Pryor also was towing a Buick sedan, with 25-year-old Porche Rubin still at the wheel. Rubin’s car slammed into the pickup that had been pulling it along, the strap connecting them then broke, and the car came to rest, David said.
A passenger in Arclese’s vehicle, Harold Richard, 55, of Opelousas, was killed at the scene. It was not clear whether he was wearing a seat belt. But 10 others were injured, including Arclese, Pryor and five others in Pryor’s pickup, David said.
Two of the 10 refused treatment at the scene. The others were taken to a hospital.
Police believe that impairment played a role in the crash, and toxicology samples were taken and submitted for analysis.
Arclese was cited for failure to yield, and Pryor was cited for two counts of child-restraint violations.
Iberia K-9 patrol unit involved in crash
Iberia Parish sheriff’s deputies are investigating a Saturday morning crash involving one of their K-9 patrol units, KATC reported.
The crash took place near West Main Street and Landry Drive just after 10 a.m., when the deputy driving the patrol car crashed while heading to assist other deputies with a traffic stop, police said.
No injuries were reported in the crash, which is still under investigation.