Unrestrained Passenger Dies on I-10 Near Roanoke
Louisiana State Troopers see it all the time. People who do not wear seat belts and it cost them their lives. It has happened again this morning before daylight.
Jordan K. Gatte a 22 year old from Lake Arthur was the passenger in a pick up that was reported to being driven erratically according to the Louisiana State Police press report. The vehicle was traveliong east bound on I-10 near Roanoke when it left the interstate and entered the median then rolled. Both the driver and passenger were not wearing seat belts and we ejected from the truck. Jordan flew into the west bound lane and was hit by an 18 wheeler and was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver (21 year old Taylor R. Pellerin of Lake Arthur) was transported to a Lafayette hospital with moderate injuries. Toxicology test on the driver are pending.