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Sunday, July 21, 2019

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Failure to yield leaves one dead, one seriously injured

Failure to yield leaves one dead, one seriously injured

Raceland, LA - Troopers investigated a two-vehicle fatality crash on US Hwy. 90 Tuesday, next to the Presto Fuel Center.

The crash occurred shortly before noon and claimed the life of a 63-year old Cut Off man. Another driver was seriously injured and was airlifted to a New Orleans area hospital.

The investigation revealed that a 2003 Jaguar XTY, driven by Keifer Bonvillain (45) of Houma, was traveling east on US 90 approaching the Fuel Center when a 2006 Chevrolet Silverado pulled out of a private driveway belonging to the Presto Fuel Center and attempted to cross the eastbound lanes of US 90.

The Silverado pulled into the path of the Jaguar, which struck the Silverado on the driver’s side.
The Silverado was being driven by Steven Galliano (63) of Cut Off. Galliano, who was wearing a seat belt, was pronounced dead on the scene by the Lafourche Parish Coroner’s Office.

Bonvillain, who was also wearing a seat belt, was transported to University Medical Center in New Orleans with serious injuries.

Impairment is unknown at this time and routine toxicology tests are pending for Galliano. A blood sample was taken from Bonvillain and the test results will be pending at the Louisiana State Police Crime Lab.

This crash remains under investigation.