Louisiana State Police

08/25/2019 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 08/25/2019 10:44

Woman and Toddler Killed in St. Landry Parish Crash

August 25, 2019

Woman and Toddler Killed in St. Landry Parish Crash

Sunset - Shortly before 1:30 am on August 25, 2019, Louisiana State Police Troop I began investigating a two vehicle fatal crash on the I-49 south service road at Zick Miller Rd. in St. Landry Parish. The crash claimed the life of 35-year-old Lacy Leger of Sunset, along with her 2-year-old passenger.

The preliminary investigation revealed Leger was driving a 2013 Nissan Maxima southbound on the I-49 service road. At the same time, 48-year-old Michael Shane Guidry of Carencro was traveling northbound on the I-49 service road in a 2007 Dodge Ram 2500 pickup. For unknown reasons, Guidry crossed the center line and entered into the southbound lane of travel. As a result, the Dodge struck the Nissan.

Leger suffered fatal injuries despite being properly restrained. The 2-year-old male rear seat passenger was restrained in a child seat, but also suffered fatal injuries. A 16-year-old female rear seat passenger was properly restrained, but suffered serious injuries. Guidry was unrestrained and suffered non-life threatening injuries. Impairment is suspected on his part. Toxicology samples were taken from both drivers for analysis. This crash remains under investigation, and charges are pending. There is no further information available at this time.

Louisiana State Troopers would like to take this opportunity to remind motorists to always make good decisions while operating motor vehicles. Never drive while impaired, fatigued, or distracted. Always ensure every occupant is properly restrained, pay close attention to recent changes in child passenger seat laws, and follow all traffic laws. Taking simple precautions such as these can often mean the difference between life and death.

Contact Information:
TFC Thomas Gossen
Louisiana State Police
Troop I Public Affairs

Office: (337) 262-5880
[email protected]