21-year-old Houma police department patrolman killed in Terrebonne Parish crash

Terrebonne Parish

THIBODAUX, La. (WGNO) — On Thursday morning, Louisiana State Police began investigating a fatal car crash in Terrebonne Parish.

The crash killed 21-year-old Austin Bush of Houma.

On September 16, 2021, shortly before 6:00 a.m., Louisiana State Police Troop C was notified of a
single-vehicle crash on LA 648 (Percy Brown Road) just east of the intersection with Audubon Avenue in
Terrebonne Parish.

According to investigators, the preliminary investigation revealed Bush was traveling west on LA Hwy 648 in a fully-marked Houma Police Department 2010 Ford Crown Victoria. For reasons still under investigation, the vehicle struck a log near the westbound fog line of LA Highway 648. The impact caused the Ford to travel across the eastbound lane, and into a drainage basin where it became fully submerged in water.

Bush, who was properly restrained at the time of the crash, was removed from the vehicle by responding officers. He was transported to Thibodaux Regional Medical Center where he was pronounced dead shortly after arrival.

A routine toxicology sample will be collected and submitted for analysis. This crash remains under investigation.

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