Lafourche Parish Sheriff Craig Webre announced LA 308 in the Lockport area is now OPEN to vehicular traffic after being closed for more than 11 hours Wednesday due to an overturned tanker truck.
Additionally, U.S. Highway 90 was closed in both directions for a period of time Wednesday evening due to a three-car crash in the 3600 block. All lanes of travel are now open.
Sheriff Webre wishes to thank the public for their patience and cooperation as responders worked tenaciously to clear both roadways.
Louisiana State Police Troop C is handling both crash investigations.
Sheriff Craig Webre announced LA 308 will be CLOSED for several hours between LA 654 and the Belle Vue Swing Bridge just south of Lockport due to an overturned tanker truck. All traffic must detour using LA 1 through the Town of Lockport. There is currently no specific timetable for the roadway to be cleared.
Sheriff Craig Webre reported 41-year-old Eric Laughlin of Thibodaux died as a result of a single-vehicle crash in Choctaw late Monday night. At around 11:15 p.m., concerned citizen noticed an overturned vehicle in the canal that runs along Sanchez Road. Deputies responded and discovered the driver, Eric Laughlin, was still in the vehicle as it was submerged in the canal about 50 feet from the bank. An investigation revealed Laughlin, who was not wearing a seat belt, failed to negotiate a turn, sending the vehicle crashing into the canal. He was pronounced dead at the scene. Alcohol use is suspected to be a factor in the crash, and routine toxicology tests are pending as this crash remains under investigation. Troopers from Louisiana State Police Troop C and members of the Choctaw Volunteer Fire Department responded to the scene to assist.
Sheriff Craig Webre reported 20-year-old Gaven Chouest of Larose died as a result of a utility vehicle crash in Larose on Thursday, February 4. At around 6:30 p.m., deputies responded to a utility vehicle crash near the entrance of the Larose Landing subdivision. Through investigation, deputies learned Gaven Chouest was operating a Polaris utility vehicle, driving northbound on the shoulder of LA Highway 1. As Chouest turned left into the subdivision, he struck a median on Avalon Avenue, causing the ATV to rotate. Chouest, who was not wearing a seat belt, was ejected from the vehicle, and the vehicle came to rest on top of him. Chouest was pronounced dead at the scene. Alcohol use is not suspected to be a factor in the crash, but routine toxicology tests are pending. This crash remains under investigation. Troopers from Louisiana State Police Troop C and members of the Lockport Volunteer Fire Department responded to the scene to assist.
10/26/2015 8:30 A.M. UPDATE:
LA Highway 1 is now open south of the Leon Theriot Lock in Golden Meadow after workers cleared debris from the roadway. Drivers should proceed with caution as there is still water on the roadway in some areas. Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies will be maintaining a safe speed ahead of traffic to ensure driver safety. Drivers should expect delays.
LPSO thanks the public for the patience and cooperation.
LA Highway 1 remains closed south of the Leon Theriot Lock in Golden Meadow. Even after waters recede, crews must clean roadway of debris before roadway is re-opened. The Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office appreciates the public’s patience and cooperation as we work to ensure the roadways are safe for all drivers.
LA Highway 1 is now CLOSED south of the Leon Theriot Lock in Golden Meadow due to high water.