SEVERE WX : Heat Advisory View Alerts
STREAMING NOW: Watch Now

Driver Killed in Head-On Crash Involving School Bus

Louisiana State Police Troop C was notified of a two-vehicle crash on LA Highway 56 (Little Caillou Road), near Merle Street, in Terrebonne Parish shortly after 6:30 a.m. on October 21, 2020.

Posted: Oct 21, 2020 2:58 PM

Chauvin – Louisiana State Police Troop C was notified of a two-vehicle crash on LA Highway 56 (Little Caillou Road), near Merle Street, in Terrebonne Parish shortly after 6:30 a.m. on October 21, 2020. The crash claimed the life of 43-year-old Troy Anthony Lyons of Schriever.The preliminary investigation revealed Lyons was driving a 2000 Chevrolet Silverado south on LA 56. At the same time, a Terrebonne Parish school bus was traveling north on LA 56. For reasons still under investigation, Lyons’ pickup crossed the center line and struck the school bus head-on in the northbound lane of travel.
Due to the severity of the crash, Lyons was pronounced deceased at the scene, despite wearing a seat belt. The driver of the school bus was properly restrained and was not injured. At the time of the crash, 16 students were on the bus. Two students were transported to a local hospital with minor injuries.
The bus driver submitted a breath sample which indicated no alcohol present. A toxicology sample was taken from Lyons and results are pending. This crash remains under investigation.

Lafayette
Mostly Cloudy
85° wxIcon
Hi: 95° Lo: 79°
Feels Like: 94°
New Iberia
Cloudy
80° wxIcon
Hi: 93° Lo: 79°
Feels Like: 86°
Ville Platte
Partly Cloudy
96° wxIcon
Hi: 97° Lo: 77°
Feels Like: 114°
Abbeville
Cloudy
90° wxIcon
Hi: 95° Lo: 79°
Feels Like: 99°
Crowley
Mostly Cloudy
90° wxIcon
Hi: 94° Lo: 79°
Feels Like: 104°
St. Martinville
Cloudy
80° wxIcon
Hi: 93° Lo: 78°
Feels Like: 86°
Opelousas
Mostly Cloudy
96° wxIcon
Hi: 96° Lo: 78°
Feels Like: 114°
Another Hot Day to End the Weeekend

Community Events