HOUMA, LA — A head –on crash on Sunday evening resulted in the death of three people.
The Louisiana State Police reports that the crash occurred on LA 182 in Terrebonne Parish. The investigation revealed that an Isuzu Rodeo was traveling west on LA 182 just passed LA 660. The Rodeo was being driven by Juan Martinez-Silva , 56, of Lockport, LA. The Rodeo crossed the center line and struck a 2000 Cadillac Deville that was traveling eastbound on LA 182. The Deville was being driven by Belinda Leonard, 48, of Raceland, LA.
After the head-on impact, the Rodeo began to rotate counter-clockwise and rolled onto its passenger side. Martinez-Silva, who was not wearing a seat belt, was pronounced dead on the scene by the Terrebonne Parish Coroner’s Office. Leonard, who was wearing a seat belt, was also pronounced dead on the scene by the Terrebonne Parish Coroner’s Office. John Steve, 34, of Raceland, LA, a passenger in the Deville, died while in route to the hospital. Steve was not wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash. Natasha Rogers, 28, of Gray, LA, a passenger in the Deville, was transported to Terrebonne General Hospital with severe injuries. Rogers was wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash.
Alcohol use is unknown at this time and routine toxicology tests are pending. This crash remains under investigation.