A Eunice man was killed this morning in Acadia Parish when he failed to stop at a stop sign and was struck by another vehicle.

Master Trooper Brooks David said 38 year-old Joseph Devillier was driving southbound on La. 367, approaching La. 365, when he was struck by a pickup truck traveling west on La. 365.

Devillier sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene.

Devilier's passenger, 38-year-old Angelita Sonnier, sustained moderate injuries and was transported to a local hospital.

The driver of the pickup truck, 30-year-old Justin Savoy, of Branch, sustained minor injuries; he was transported to Opelousas General for treatment.

Impairment is not suspected to be a factor in the crash, but standard toxicology samples were obtained and submitted for analysis.  This crash is still under investigation.

Inattentive and distracted driving continues to be leading causes of crashes in our state.  Louisiana State Police continue to urge motorists to avoid all distractions while driving, inside and outside the vehicle.  You can effectively reduce the chances of being involved in a crash by ensuring that while behind the wheel of a vehicle you remain focused solely on the task of driving. --Master Trooper Brooks David

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