Branch suffered fatal injuries as a result of being struck by the Dodge. Impairment on the part of Collins is a possible factor, and a toxicology sample was taken from him and submitted to the Louisiana State Police Crime Lab for analysis. Collins was properly restrained at the time of the initial crash, and he was transported from the scene to St. James Parish Hospital in Lutcher with minor injuries.
Preliminary investigation revealed that a 2008 Chevrolet Pick-Up, driven by 34 year-old Jason Dejean of Belle Chasse, LA, was traveling north on LA 428 straddling the left and center turn lanes. A bicyclist was traveling south in the center turn lane and was impacted by the Chevrolet. The bicyclist was ejected and died on the scene; the bicyclist’s identity is being withheld pending notification to the family.
The driver of the Toyota Highlander, 24 year old Magen Alicia Hall of Zachary, LA, was properly restrained at the time of the crash and received minor injuries. Hall was treated at the scene, placed under arrest for DWI, and transported to LSP Troop A where she submitted to the breath alcohol test registering nearly double the legal limit
Youngblood performed poorly on a standard field sobriety test, so he was then transferred to the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office, where he submitted to a breath intoxilyzer test, which concluded he was over the legal limit.
Youngblood, who has 2 prior DWI arrests since 2010, was arrested and charged with DWI 3rd and careless operation.
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Troopers learned that Lehmann stole a 2010 Dodge Ram from the Duff Road area of Walker, LA earlier in the day. Denham Springs police officers spotted the stolen vehicle, and a short pursuit ensued. The investigation revealed that the crash occurred as Lehmann was driving the Dodge southbound on LA Hwy 1032. As he was traveling southbound Lehmann failed to negotiate a left hand curve and the Dodge ran off the roadway to the right. After leaving the roadway the Dodge struck a tree head on.
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