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St. Martinville Man Killed In Early Morning Crash - 12/3/2017 -


St. Martin Parish Sheriff’s Office

December 3, 2017

9:30 a.m.

Contact: Major Ginny Higgins

Public Information Officer

(337) 394-3071

St. Martinville Man Killed In Early Morning Crash

(St. Martinville, LA)-At approximately 12:40 a.m. this morning, Deputies with the St. Martin Parish Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a single vehicle crash in the 2500 block of Doyle Melancon Road in Breaux Bridge, LA. Upon arrival, Deputies found a vehicle fully engulfed in flames and the Breaux Bridge Fire Department, who also responded and assisted with the crash, extinguished the flames.

The driver of the vehicle, who was identified as Devan Durand, 23, St. Martinville, LA., was pronounced deceased at the scene due to injuries received as a result of the crash. Upon further investigation, it was determined that he was traveling south on Doyle Melancon Road and failed to negotiate a curve at the intersection of Clayton Castille Road. He subsequently struck a tree which caused the vehicle to become fully engulfed in flames. Initial findings indicate that speed and heavy fog were factors in the crash and alcohol does not appear to be a factor at this time.


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