Satellite Warnings
7 Day Forecast 7 Day Forecast

Opelousas Woman Faces Vehicular Homicide Charges

Monday, September 14, 2009 - 6:36am

OPELOUSAS, La. (AP) - An Opelousas woman has been arrested after
a crash that killed her passenger.
State police identified the victim as 53-year-old Larry Coon of Opelousas. The driver, 45-year-old Jeanne Saucier, faces charges of vehicular homicide, driving while intoxicated and careless operation.
Troopers say Saucier was driving a car west on La. Highway 178 Sunday when she failed to negotiate a curve, ran off the road and hit a tree on the passenger side.
Investigators say Coon wasn't wearing a seat belt.