LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) — An early morning crash in Calcasieu Parish has left two men dead and critically injured a third.
Louisiana State Police say it happened at 1:17 a.m. on Louisiana 109, between Vinton and Starks.
A preliminary investigation shows 34-year-old Donald Ray Richardson, or Orange, Texas, was headed north when he ran off the road and hit a tree. Richardson was pronounced dead at the scene. A rear seat passenger, 40-year-old Gregory Joseph Wilson, of Starks, was transported to an area hospital, where he died a short while later.
The front seat passenger, 29-year-old Venroy Anthony Ogle, of Brewster, Wash., was transported to a hospital in Beaumont, Texas, with critical injuries.
No one in the car was wearing a seat belt, as required by law.
The crash remains under investigation.