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UL Football Player Killed In Car Crash

GRAMERCY- Former UL defensive back, 24-year-old, Sean Q. Thomas of Vacherie was killed in a two-vehicle crash on US Hwy 61 south of I-10 in St. James Parish.

According to State Police, Thomas was traveling in the left southbound lane of US Hwy 61 in a 2014 Ford E-450 box truck. At the same time, the driver of a 2011 Kenworth tractor-trailer was making a U-turn from the left southbound lane of US Hwy 61 to travel northbound.

Troopers say, for unknown reasons, Thomas’ Ford struck the rear of the tractor-trailer.

Thomas suffered fatal injuries as a result of the crash. Due to vehicle damage, seat belt use on his part is unknown.

This crash remains under investigation.