18 Wheeler Driver Arrested in Lafourche Parish Fatality Crash
Leeville, LA – Shortly before 7:00 am on March 24, 2017, Troopers from Troop C were advised of a two-vehicle fatality crash on the Leeville Bridge section of LA 1. The crash resulted in the death of 69-year-old Kenneth Ancar of Harvey, LA.
The preliminary investigation revealed 27-year-old Brandon Bonvillain of Houma was traveling south on LA 1 near milepost 20 in a 1985 Volvo tractor-trailer. Bonvillain crossed the centerline and struck a northbound 1998 Acura Integra being driven by Ancar head-on. After impact, Bonvillain attempted to flee the scene on foot but was located by a deputy with the Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office. Bonvillain was not injured in the crash. Ancar sustained fatal injuries as a result of the crash and was pronounced deceased by the Lafourche Parish Coroner’s Office. Bonvillain and Ancar were properly restrained at the time of the crash.
Impairment is not suspected on the part of Ancar; however, toxicology tests are pending. Bonvillain showed signs of impairment and was arrested for Vehicular Homicide, Hit and Run Driving involving a Fatality, and Driving Left of Center. Bonvillain submitted a blood sample for toxicology tests and the results are pending. He was booked into the Lafourche Parish Detention Center.
Louisiana State Troopers wish to remind motorists that impaired driving continues to be a major problem throughout Louisiana. Whether impaired through alcohol, drugs, or a combination of the two, the consequences of driving while impaired remain the same. Making good choices while in motor vehicles such as never driving while impaired, always ensuring every occupant is properly restrained, and avoiding all distractions can often mean the difference between life and death.
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Charge: 14:100 – HIT – AND – RUN DRIVING WITH SERIOUS INJURY OR DEATH (FELONY); Arrest Date 03/24/2017; Bond – Unspecified, $5000.00; Set By Division E;
Charge: 32:71 – FAILURE TO DRIVE ON RIGHT SIDE OF ROAD; Arrest Date 03/24/2017; Bond – Unspecified, $300.00; Set By Division E;
Charge: 14:32.1 – VEHICULAR HOMICIDE – Driving Under the Influence (FELONY); Arrest Date 03/24/2017; Bond – Unspecified, $100000.00; Set By Division E;