Two dead in playground crash

According to Sheriff Louis Ackal, at about 1:34 Friday morning deputies with the Iberia Parish Sheriff’s Office Traffic Unit responded to a crash at the 1600 Block of Julia Street in New Iberia. Upon deputies arrival, they observed a single vehicle had drove onto the playground of Center Street Elementary and crashed.

Deputies determined there were two occupants in the vehicle at the time of the crash. One occupant had no signs consistent with life and was pronounced dead by the Iberia Parish Coroner’s Office. The Other occupant was transported to a local hospital where he was later pronounced dead by the attending medical staff.

The driver was a male, age 27 of New Iberia. The passenger was a male, age 29 of New Iberia also. The identity of both victims are being withheld until notification of next of kin.

Toxicology tests will be conducted as part of the investigation involving the crash.

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