Three Identified in Fatal DWI Crash in Ascension Parish, Says Louisiana State Police

Media outlets from the Baton Rouge area reported that Louisiana State Police have disclosed the identities of three victims who tragically lost their lives in a serious vehicle accident. The offenders responsible are now facing charges due to driving while intoxicated (DWI) as well as other offences.

Freddie Williams Jr. aged 46, Jermaine Augillard aged 50, and Ahmad Johnson aged 44 were the three individuals identified by The Advocate newspaper and local television stations as the victims. The men were all thought to be from Darrow.

Louisiana State Police initially released a statement on Dec. 20, announcing that Jaylynn Burbank, a 28-year-old from Gonzales, had been taken into custody facing charges including one count of DWI (first offense), reckless driving, and three counts of vehicular homicide.

The gruesome incident, a two-car collision, reportedly occurred on the 19th of December just before 11 p.m. It happened on Highway 44 just north of Highway 22 near the Pelican Point area.

The police stated at the time that Burbank had been restrained in the accident and had suffered only minor injuries. According to their report, Burbank’s 2023 Dodge Ram 1500 truck had hit the rear of a Jeep Cherokee. The impact forced the Jeep off the road where it hit a telephone pole and subsequently burst into flames.

The two-state police force also pointed out that Burbank had appeared to be under the influence, displaying several signs of intoxication.

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