Ambulance driver and passenger killed in three-vehicle crash in Pointe Coupee Parish


A three-vehicle accident involving an ambulance Tuesday in Pointe Coupee Parish claims two lives and severely injures a third. Trooper Christian Reed the driver of the ambulance, 28-year-old Kymber Nezat of Baton Rouge, and 82-year-old Albert Bordelon of Avoyelles Parish who was being transported by the ambulance died at the scene.

“For reasons that are still being investigated an Acadian Ambulance struck the rear-end of the Altima, crossed the center line, and enter the southbound lane striking the tractor-trailer head-on,” said Reed.

Reed said a second passenger in the ambulance was transported to a local hospital with severe injuries. He said the drivers of the Nissan and semi were properly restrained, and treated for moderate injuries, and toxicology samples were collected.

“This is standard procedure, we do collect toxicology from all drivers involved in the crash and that’s submitted for scientific analysis,” said Reed.

The accident remains under investigation and Reed reminds the public to never drive impaired, be properly restrained, and always focus on driving when you’re behind the wheel.

“A death investigation is one of the most difficult things that a state trooper does each and every day. Please speak to your loved ones about the importance of safe decisions while driving,” said Reed.

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