Victim identified in fatal incident; no criminal charges filed
A woman who died following an incident at the Raceland Truck Plaza on Friday morning has been identified as 47-year-old Laurie Arcement of Lockport.
Arcement was pronounced dead at the scene after being run over by a semi-truck hauling a flatbed. The driver of the semi-truck has been identified as 58-year-old Keith Landry of Iowa, Louisiana. No criminal charges have been filed.
The incident occurred at 6:09 a.m. on Friday, March 8 in the parking lot of the Raceland Truck Plaza on LA Highway 1 in Raceland. Upon reviewing surveillance video, investigators learned Arcement was sitting on the semi-truck between the cab and the trailer when Landry moved the truck toward the exit of the parking lot. At one point, Arcement fell to the ground, and the trailer rolled over her as it moved forward. Another truck driver reported the incident.
Arcement was pronounced dead at the scene.
The preliminary investigation revealed Landry was unaware that Arcement was sitting on the truck or that he struck her as he pulled out of the parking lot. Impairment is not suspected to be a factor in the crash, but a standard toxicology report is pending on Landry. No criminal charges have been filed in the case.
Posted on Tue, March 12, 2019
by The Lafourche Gazette