Rayne passenger dies in two-vehicle crash

A Rayne passenger involved in a two-vehicle collision on LA 724 at its intersection with Landry Road in Lafayette Parish suffered fatal injuries in the crash.

Killed was Damion Powell of Rayne. He was a passenger of a 2008 Chevrolet Cobalt driven by Brandon Cummings, of Baton Rouge, La. Powell was not wearing a seatbelt.

Cummings, 25, was driving the Cobalt was on St. Landry Road when he failed to yield at the stop sign on Landry Road at LA 724.

Cummings’ vehicle was struck broadside by a 2008 Cherolet pickp truck givein by Coy Duhon, 25, of Duson.

Alcohol use is not suspected, according to Louisiana State Police-Troop 1. but, following state law, a blood and urine test was conducted on Cummings, and the results are pending at the Louisiana State Police Crime Lab in Baton Rouge.

Duhon consented to a breath test for alcohol and his test results were 000g%.

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