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Unrestrained Passenger Killed; Driver Arrested in Evangeline Parish Crash

MAMOU, LA- Troopers from Louisiana State Police Troop I began investigating a single vehicle fatal crash approximately 8:00 p.m. on October 13, 2019 on LA Hwy 13 near Percy McGee Road in Evangeline Parish.

The crash took the life of 20-year-old, Keldon Lomas of Eunice.

The initial investigation by State Police revealed that the crash occurred as the driver, 37-year-old, Richard Lomas, was driving a 2008 Infinity M35 southbound on LA Hwy 13. For unknown reasons, he lost control of his vehicle and ran off the roadway. Upon doing so, the Infinity overturned several times.

Keldon Lomas, was an unrestrained passenger and was ejected from the vehicle. He was transported to a local hospital where he ultimately succumbed to his injuries.

Richard Lomas, the driver, was unrestrained and suffered minor injuries. He was transported to a local hospital where he was treated for his injuries. Troopers suspected impairment to be a factor in the crash. A toxicology sample was obtained from him for analysis and the results are pending. He was released from the hospital and booked into the Evangeline Parish Jail on the charges of: Vehicular Homicide, Careless Operation, No Seat Belt, Driving Under Suspension, and Open Container.

This crash remains under investigation.