HOUMA, La. -- Louisiana State Police are investigating an early morning crash that left a Houma man and his son dead Tuesday morning.
According to police, shortly before 7 a.m., 56-year-old Theodule Marcel was driving his 2010 Nissan Maxima north on LA 316 just south of Country Estates Drive in Lafourche when for unknown reasons, Marcel crossed the center line of the road and struck a southbound traveling 2012 Kenworth 18-wheeler head on.
The Kenworth was being driven by 62-year-old Carl Hallows, of Galveston, Texas. Hallows, who was wearing a seat belt, was not injured in the crash.
Marcel, who was not wearing a seat belt, was pronounced dead on the scene by the Lafourche Parish Coroner’s Office along with his 33-year-old son Kristofer Marcel, a passenger in the Maxima, who was also not wearing a seat belt.
Alcohol use is unknown at this time for Marcel, and routine toxicology tests are pending. Hallows submitted to a breath test and was cleared of any alcohol involvement. This crash remains under investigation, according to State Police.