BOURG, La. (WGNO) — The Louisiana State Police reported a fatal crash involving two vehicles on Sunday.
Shortly before 8 a.m., Troop C was notified of the incident on Louisiana Highway 24 in Lafourche Parish about 4 miles south of Louisiana Highway 55. The crash claimed the life of 38-year-old Elton Billiot, Jr. of Houma and 50-year-old Raye Pigott of Montegut.
Billiot was traveling north on LA 24 in a 2000 Nissan Sentra, while Pigott was traveling south in a 2008 GMC Acadia. Billiot’s Nissan crossed the centerline in a curve and struck Pigott’s SUV head-on.
After the vehicles came to rest on the roadway, the Nissan became engulfed in flames.
Due to the severity of the crash, seat belt use for Billiot is unknown at this time. Pigott was restrained during the crash, but suffered fatal injuries.
Both drivers were pronounced dead at the scene.
Impairment and excessive speed on the part of Billiot are suspected factors in this crash.
A toxicology sample was collected from both drivers and will be submitted for analysis.
This crash remains under investigation.
According to Troop C, this marks 18 fatal crashes resulting in 22 deaths in 2021.