A St. Charles Parish sheriff’s deputy died Sunday evening in a multi-car crash in Luling, Louisiana. The accident occurred at approximately 8:45 p.m. close to the intersection of Post Drive and Paul Millard Road. The deputy who died was later identified as twelve-year veteran Jeff Watson. According to state police, Watson was driving a marked police car and responding to a call when the accident occurred.
As Watson was traveling down the road, a pickup truck pulled out in front of him. Watson swerved, but was unable to avoid contact with the vehicle. Troopers said that Watson side-swiped the truck and then crashed into a southbound SUV head-on. The SUV then hit a motorcycle. Watson was pronounced dead at the accident scene. The SUV driver was transported to New Orleans’ University Hospital with critical injuries. The motorcycle and pickup drivers each sustained minor injuries.
St. Charles sheriff’s deputy dies in car accident, www.miamiherald.com August 5, 2013
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