Thibodaux man wanted for attempted murder dies after police chase

SCHRIEVER, LA. - Louisiana State Police say a man suspected in an attempted murder died after crashing his vehicle while fleeing at high speeds from Thibodeaux Police Sunday night.

The two-vehicle crash happened around 8 p.m. Sunday on Louisiana 20 near Louisiana 3185. Troopers say 27-year-old Carwin Scott died from injuries sustained in the crash. He was wanted out of Terrebonne Parish for attempted murder.

State Police said Scott was headed south on Louisiana 20 in a 2007 Chevrolet Tahoe when he blew through a red traffic light. The Tahoe hit a 2010 Honda CR-V and veered off the road, striking a nearby home. Scott was trapped in the vehicle.

Police said Scott was not wearing a seatbelt and was seriously injured. He was brought to Thibodaux Regional Medical Center before he was tranferred to University Medical Center. in New Orleans He died from the injuries Monday morning.

The driver of the CR-V wore a seatbelt and was not hurt in the crash.

Investigators said impairment does not appear to be a factor in the crash. Toxicology tests are still pending. The crash remains under investigation.

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