Three killed in head-on crash

HOUMA — Three people were killed in a head-on crash on LA. 182 in Terrebonne Parish at about 9 p.m. Sunday, reported Trooper Evan Harrell of Louisiana State Police, Troop C.

A 1996 Isuzu Rodeo was traveling west on La. 182 just passed La 660 driven by Juan Martinez-Silva, 56, of Lockport, Harrell stated.

The Rodeo crossed the center line and struck a 2000 Cadillac Deville driven by Belinda Leonard, 48, of Raceland that was traveling eastbound on La. 182, he stated.

After the head-on impact, the Rodeo began to rotate counter-clockwise and rolled onto its passenger side, Harrell stated. Martinez-Silva, who was not wearing a seat belt, was pronounced dead on the scene by a Terrebonne Parish Coroner’s Office representative. Leonard, who was wearing a seat belt, was also pronounced dead on the scene.

John Steve, 34, of Raceland, a passenger in the Deville, died while in route to the hospital, Harrell stated. Steve was not wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash.

Natasha Rogers, 28, of Gray, also a passenger in the Deville, was transported to Terrebonne General Hospital with severe injuries. Rogers was wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash.

Alcohol use is unknown at this time and routine toxicology tests are pending, he stated. The crash remains under investigation.

Motorists who witness hazardous situations are urged to call *LSP (*577) and report that activity to the Louisiana State Police, Harrell stated.

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