Speed and Impairment suspected in crash that killed two people in Morganza

Morganza, LA – A two vehicle crash on LA 1 near LA 420 in Pointe Coupee Parish claimed the lives of 21 year old Christopher Armster and his passenger, 34 year old James Guidry, both of Morganza, La.  

State Police say it happened around 3 p.m. Saturday as Armster was traveling southbound on LA 1 driving a Honda Accord at the same time as 39 year old Roberto Mendosa of Lakeland, La was traveling southbound on LA 1 in an 18-wheeler.

Police say Armster was traveling at a high rate of speed when he failed to stop and struck the rear of Mendosa’s vehicle.

Both Armster and Guidry were unrestrained at the time of the crash and sustained fatal injuries and were pronounced dead at the scene by the Pointe Coupee Parish Coroner’s Office.

Mendosa was properly restrained and was not injured, police say.  Speed and impairment are suspected to be factors in the crash.

A toxicology sample will be taken from both drivers for analysis.



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