Woman and toddler killed in St. Landry Parish two-vehicle crash


SUNSET, La. — (8/25/19) Shortly before 1:30 a.m. on August 25, 2019, Louisiana State Police Troop I began investigating a two-vehicle fatal crash on the I-49 south service road at Zick Miller Rd. in St. Landry Parish. The crash claimed the life of 35-year-old Lacy Leger of Sunset, along with her 2-year-old passenger.

The preliminary investigation revealed Leger was driving a 2013 Nissan Maxima southbound on the I-49 service road. At the same time, 48-year-old Michael Shane Guidry of Carencro was traveling northbound on the I-49 service road in a 2007 Dodge Ram 2500 pickup. For unknown reasons, Guidry crossed the center line and entered into the southbound lane of travel. As a result, the Dodge struck the Nissan.

Leger suffered fatal injuries despite being properly restrained. The 2-year-old male rear seat passenger was restrained in a child seat, but also suffered fatal injuries. A 16-year-old female rear seat passenger was properly restrained, but suffered serious injuries. Guidry was unrestrained and suffered non-life threatening injuries. Impairment is suspected on his part. Toxicology samples were taken from both drivers for analysis. This crash remains under investigation, and charges are pending. There is no further information available at this time.

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