the republic logo

State police: Napoleonville man dies after crashing car during chase with sheriff's deputies


LABADIEVILLE, Louisiana — State police say a 21-year-old Napoleonville man lost control of his vehicle during a high-speed chase with sheriff's deputies, crashed and later died at a hospital.

Trooper Evan Harrell says Assumption Parish sheriff's deputies had tried to pull over Darrell Thomas shortly after 1 a.m. Tuesday for speeding along Louisiana Highway 308.

Harrell said Thomas refused to pull-over, prompting a chase that exceeded 100 mph at times.

Harrell says Thomas was driving back onto Highway 308, but failed to handle a left-hand turn.

He says the car went off the road, hit a culvert, went airborne and then crashed into a utility pole.

Harrell says Thomas, who was not wearing his seat belt, was taken to Thibodaux Regional Medical Center where he died from his injuries.

Think your friends should see this? Share it with them!

Story copyright 2015 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Feedback, Corrections and Other Requests: AP welcomes feedback and comments from readers. Send an email to and it will be forwarded to the appropriate editor or reporter.

We also have more stories about:
(click the phrases to see a list)


Follow The Republic:

All content copyright ©2015 The Republic, a division of Home News Enterprises unless otherwise noted.
All rights reserved. Privacy policy.