Gonzales passenger killed in two vehicle Ascension Parish crash

Staff Writer
Gonzales Weekly Citizen

Gonzales – Shortly before 1:45 p.m. on July 19, Troopers from Louisiana State Police Troop A began investigating a two vehicle fatal crash that occurred on LA Hwy 74 at LA Hwy 938 (KC Road) in Ascension Parish. The crash took the life of 22-year-old Patrick G. Breaux of Gonzales, the front seat passenger in the Nissan driven by Sara B. Andrews, 22.

The initial investigation by State Police revealed that the crash occurred Andrews, of Baton Rouge, was driving a 2008 Nissan Altima southbound on KC Road. At the same time 35-year-old Robert Deaton of Geismar was driving a 2008 Infiniti FX35 westbound on LA Hwy 74. Andrews was stopped at the stop sign of KC Road and LA Hwy 74, then proceeded through the intersection as Deaton was traveling westbound. As a result Deaton’s Infiniti struck the Nissan.

Breaux sustained fatal injuries as a result of the crash despite the fact that he was wearing his seatbelt. Both Andrews and Deaton were properly restrained and suffered only minor to moderate injuries. Driver impairment is not suspected on the part of either driver; however, toxicology samples were taken from both and submitted to the Louisiana State Police Crime Lab for analysis.

Louisiana State Troopers wish to remind motorists of the importance of seatbelt use. While not all crashes are survivable, statistics show that the chances of surviving a violent crash rise significantly when properly restrained Louisiana law requires that every person in a motor vehicle, regardless of seating position, always remain buckled up.