Louisiana: State Police charged Albert Williams Jr. with DUI after he killed pedestrian Byron Acosta

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Louisiana State Police

Byron Acosta Struck and Killed by Drunk Driver Albert Williams Jr.

Byron Acosta hit by DWI driver as he walked near a highway.

Terrebonne Parish, LA – One man is dead and another has been charged with vehicular homicide after a vehicle struck a pedestrian in Terrebonne Parish last night.

On Monday, April 17, 2017, shortly before 9 p.m., Louisiana State Police Troop C responded to a crash involving a vehicle and a pedestrian on Louisiana Highway 24 near Clendenning Road. The preliminary investigation revealed a 2007 Dodge Caliber driven by 62-year-old Albert Williams Jr. of Montegut was traveling south on LA 24 and drove onto the southbound shoulder, striking a pedestrian. The pedestrian, 43-year-old Byron Acosta of Houma, was struck by the vehicle and suffered fatal injuries. The Terrebonne Parish Coroner’s Office arrived on scene and pronounced Acosta deceased.

Impairment on the part of Williams is suspected to be a factor in this crash. A breath test indicated Williams was over the legal limit for alcohol. Williams was wearing a seat belt and was not injured. Williams was charged with vehicular homicide as well as improper lane usage and was booked into the Terrebonne Parish Correctional Center. The crash remains under investigation.

Motorists must be reminded that alcohol has many effects on the body. Alcohol can impair visual ability, alter the sense of time and space, impair fine motor skills needed to operate a motor vehicle, and decrease reaction times. Just one drink may cause these effects.
Byron C. Acosta, 43, a native and resident of Houma, passed away on Monday, April 17, 2017. Visitation will be from 9:00 am until 11:00 am on Monday, April 24, 2017, at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Houma, LA. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 am with burial to follow in the church cemetery. He is survived by his brothers, Russell Acosta, Lacy Acosta (Patrina), Thomas Acosta, Perry Acosta, Travis Acosta and sisters, Phyllis Poiencot (Guy) and Crystal Landry (Kyle). Also survived by 4 nieces and 5 nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Raymond Sr. and Hazel Blanchard Acosta; grandparents, Perquel and Alma Acosta, Preston and Hilda Blanchard and brother, Raymond Acosta, Jr. Falgout Funeral Homes is in charge of arrangements.

Gender Male
DOB 1954
Race Black
CCN 48497
Height 5’04 ft.
Weight 142 lbs
Eyes Brown
Hair Gray
Arrested 04/17/2017
Booked 04/17/2017
Held In 1B600-FL