Breaux Bridge, LA (June 27, 2019) – A local police report confirmed that a passenger died after being involved in a single-vehicle rollover crash on LA-349 in the vicinity of LA-347 on Thursday, June 27th.
Based on initial reports, 48-year-old Johnny LeBlanc was driving a 2010 Ford Taurus on southbound LA-349. At some point, he lost control of the vehicle and slammed into an embankment, causing the Taurus to flip.
Police confirmed LeBlanc had been properly restrained and suffered non-life-threatening injuries. He was transported to Lafayette General Hospital for further treatment.
Meanwhile, his passenger, 53-year-old Shelly LeBlanc, was not wearing her seatbelt when the car rolled. As a result of the impact, she sustained life-threatening injuries. She died from extreme trauma sustained in the wreck a short time after she was transported by ambulance to Lafayette General Hospital.
At this time, the State Police Crime Lab are investigating a toxicology report based on a blood sample taken from Johnny LeBlanc. Authorities believe intoxication may have been the main cause of this accident.
We would like to extend our heartfelt condolences to the family of Shelly LeBlanc. Our thoughts are with them at this time.
Car accidents can occur without warning and completely turn victims’ lives upside down. Incidences of this nature can be terrifying, and many people lose their lives as a result of negligence or impaired driving along roadways in Louisiana. In 2017, 760 traffic fatalities took place in the State of Louisiana, with 488 of these deaths involving passengers. In 212 cases that same year, alcohol was a factor behind the crashes.
If your loved one has sustained injuries in a car accident caused by the negligence or impairment of another driver, you and your family members may be entitled to compensation. In this case, it would be in your best interest to speak with a Louisiana attorney who is knowledgeable in wrongful death claims and car accident cases. For over 25 years, our team at Fisher Injury Lawyers have won a collected $125,000,000 for our clients and have won more than 98% of our cases over these two decades. To schedule a free consultation with one of our attorneys, contact us at 225-766-1234.
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