Houma man ejected from SUV, killed in Lafourche Parish crash

GALLIANO, LA. - Police say a Houma man has died after a two-vehicle crash on LA 3235 in Lafourche Parish Tuesday morning.

According to Louisiana State Police, the crash happened shortly after 5:35 a.m. on LA 3235 near Peterson Lane. The crash claimed the life of 35-year-old Raymond Calhoun.

Investigators say Calhoun was driving south “at a high rate of speed” when “for unknown reasons” failed to slow down while approaching an SUV. Calhoun struck the rear of the vehicle and ran off the roadway, overturning several times.

Police say Calhoun was not wearing a seatbelt and was ejected from his car. The Lafourche Parish Coroner’s Office pronounced him dead at the scene.

The driver of the SUV was wearing a seatbelt and was not hurt in the crash.

LSP said it is unclear if Calhoun was impaired at the time of the crash and a toxicology report is pending through the Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office. The driver of the SUV submitted a breath sample which showed no alcohol present.

The crash remains under investigation.

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