Lake Charles –


Yesterday evening, at approximately 6:15 p.m. Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a two vehicle accident in the 3400 block of Edgerly Road in DeQuincy.


The initial investigation revealed an SUV was traveling northbound on Edgerly Road when for unknown reasons it crossed the center line while approaching a curve.  The SUV struck a truck that was headed southbound, head-on.  The driver of the SUV, Gay L. Dugas, 65, Sulphur, who was not wearing a seatbelt, was pronounced dead at the scene.  The driver of the truck, who was wearing a seatbelt, suffered minor injuries. 


As mandated by state law a toxicology report will be conducted on both drivers, although impairment is not suspected.


CPSO Cpl. Kerrick Gabriel, Jr., is the lead investigator of this accident.