UPDATE: Third passenger in weekend vehicle accident dies, driver charged with vehicular homicide

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UPDATE: RAYVILLE, La. — Another person has died following a vehicle accident on I-20 that happened on October 24, 2020.

According to Louisiana State Police Troop F, the third passenger in Eswin Agustin’s vehicle has been identified as 10-year-old Priscilla Suazo of Monroe.

Priscilla was pronounced dead on Monday, October 26, 2020.

On Tuesday, October 27, 2020, Agustin was arrested and charges with the following:

  • Vehicular Homicide (3 counts)
  • Possession of CDS II
  • Careless Operation
  • No Driver’s License
  • Child Restraint
  • Possession of Alcoholic Beverage inside Vehicle

Agustin was booked into the Richland Parish Jail.

RAYVILLE, La. — Louisiana State Police Troop F is investigating an accident on Interstate 20, east of the Rayville exit which claimed the life of a child and additional passenger on Saturday, October 24.

According to the initial investigation, neither individual were safely restrained at the time of the accident.

According to authorities, the investigation revealed a 2008 Chevrolet Cobalt, driven by 33-year-old Eswin Agustin of Monroe, which was traveling westbound on Interstate 20. 

Investigators believe Agustin lost control of the vehicle, traveled off the right side of the road, and struck a large tree. 

Agustin’s passengers, identified as 37-year-old Jamie McIlvoy of Monroe and 6-year-old Luz Diaz of Monroe, were both pronounced dead at the scene by the Richland Parish Coroner’s Office. Agustin and a third passenger were taken to local hospitals with serious injuries.      

Investigators say they suspect Agustin may have been under the influence of a substance and was impaired while driving. A toxicology sample has already been submit for analysis.

The crash is still under investigation and we will update this article as we receive new information.

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