St. Landry Parish –Troopers from Louisiana State Police Troop I were notified of a single-vehicle crash on Louisiana Highway 103 near Cheramie Road in St. Landry Parish. The crash took the life of 46-year-old Avery Charles Hudson of Opelousas.
The initial investigation by State Police revealed that the crash occurred as Hudson was driving a 1998 GMC Pickup South on LA 103 at a high rate of speed when his vehicle ran off the roadway. The GMC struck several trees then entered into Bayou Teche, where it became submerged. Hudson’s vehicle was located with the assistance of the St. Landry Parish Sheriff’s Office Dive Team.
Troopers determined Hudson’s vehicle was suspected of being involved in two hit-and-run injury crashes on US 190 just prior to this crash.
Hudson was restrained at the time of the crash. Impairment is unknown and standard toxicology samples were obtained for analysis. This crash remains under investigation.