First Responder and Ambulance Passenger Killed in Thee-Vehicle Crash on LA 1 in Pointe Coupee Parish
Pointe Coupee Parish, Louisiana – A first responder and an ambulance passenger were killed in a three-vehicle crash on LA 1 in Pointe Coupee Parish.
On June 27, 2023, Louisiana State Police (LSP) Troop A started looking into a car crash involving three vehicles on LA 1 near Deaton Lane in Pointe Coupee Parish. Unfortunately, the crash resulted in the fatalities of Kymber Nezat, a 28-year-old resident of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and Albert Bordelon, an 82-year-old resident of Plaucheville, Louisiana.
According to the initial investigation, a 2019 Mercedes Benz Sprinter being driven by Nezat and functioning as an Acadian Ambulance ground unit was going north on LA 1, following a 2012 Nissan Altima. Meanwhile, a 2009 Kenworth tractor-trailer was traveling south on LA 1. The reasons behind it are still under investigation, but it was found that the Sprinter hit the back of the Altima, crossed into the opposite lane, and collided head-on with the tractor-trailer.
Despite being properly restrained, both Nezat and Bordelon died at the scene. Bordelon was being transported in the ambulance at the time of the crash. Another passenger in the Sprinter was taken to a nearby hospital with severe injuries. The individuals in the Kenworth and Altima were also properly restrained but suffered moderate injuries. Toxicology samples were taken from all drivers and will undergo scientific analysis. The investigation into this crash is still ongoing.
Troopers want to remind drivers to consistently make wise choices when driving. Never drive under the influence, when tired, or while distracted. Always ensure everyone in the vehicle is wearing seatbelts and obey all traffic regulations. Adhering to these simple precautions can greatly impact one’s survival. It is important to discuss with loved ones the significance of making safe decisions behind the wheel.