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Houma Man Ejected and Killed in Lafourche Parish Crash

Houma Man Ejected and Killed in Lafourche Parish Crash

Galliano – Shortly after 5:30 this morning, Troop C was notified of a two-vehicle fatality crash on LA 3235 near Peterson Lane. The crash took the life of 35 year old Raymond Calhoun of Houma.

The initial investigation revealed Calhoun was traveling south in the right lane of LA 3235 in a 1999 Chevrolet Tahoe at a high rate of speed. For unknown reasons, Calhoun failed to slow down when he approached a 2002 GMC Yukon from behind. The Yukon was being driven by 29 year old Tomas Lazaro-Ovando of Galliano. Calhoun struck the rear of the Yukon and ran off of the roadway. His vehicle overturned several times and Calhoun was ejected due to being unrestrained. He suffered fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased on scene by the Lafourche Parish Coroner’s Office. Lazaro was properly restrained and was not injured in the crash.

Impairment is unknown on the part of Calhoun and a toxicology report is pending through the Lafourche Parish Coroner’s Office. Lazaro provided a breath sample which showed no alcohol present.