Louisiana Woman Killed in DUI Crash on I-310, Boutte Man Faces Vehicular Homicide Charges

By Calcasieu Staff
Published December 29, 2023

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St. Charles Parish, Louisiana – At just past 12:30 a.m. on December 26, 2023, Louisiana State Police Troop B initiated an inquiry into a collision involving two vehicles on Interstate I-310 near LA 48 in Luling, Louisiana. The collision tragically resulted in the death of Deysha Carter, 26 from Metairie, Louisiana.

The initial examination disclosed that Brogan Fremen, 20, from Boutte, Louisiana, was driving a 2021 RAM pickup truck northbound on I-310 near LA 48. Simultaneously, a 2008 Ford Edge was also heading north on I-310 in the right lane. For reasons still being investigated, the Ram struck the rear of the Ford.

Following the impact, the Ram flipped over while the Ford veered off the road. Both drivers were wearing seatbelts and sustained minor injuries; they were taken to a nearby hospital for treatment. Carter, seated in the front of the Ford, suffered severe injuries and was also transported to a local hospital for medical care.

During the investigation at the scene, Fremen exhibited signs of impairment and provided a breath sample indicating that his Blood Alcohol Concentration exceeded legal limits. Consequently, Fremen was arrested and taken to St. Charles Parish jail on charges including DWI (1st offense), Reckless operation, Vehicular negligent injuring, First-degree vehicular negligent injuring.

Troopers received news on December 27, 2023, that Carter had passed away at the hospital due to her injuries. Following Carter’s death, Fremen was re-arrested and charged with Vehicular Homicide, and is now in the St. Charles Parish jail.

The investigation into this crash is ongoing.

Louisiana State Troopers have observed numerous preventable motor vehicle accidents, with nearly half of fatal crashes in the state being caused by impaired drivers. Louisiana State Police are advising motorists to have a plan in place that includes a designated driver. They are also urging people to avoid driving while impaired or getting into a vehicle with an impaired driver, and always remember to wear a seatbelt for safety.