FATALITY UNDER INVESTIGATION
TheThibodaux Police Department’s Traffic Division, in conjunction with theLouisiana State Police Troop C is currently investigating a fatal car crash thatoccurred around 9:30 Tuesday morning.
OnTuesday, April 16, 2002, Thibodaux Police Officers responded to the call of anauto accident at the intersection of LA1 and Jackson St. (Jackson St. is alsoknow as LA 20.). When officers arrived, they learned that a gray, 1994 Toyotapickup truck driven by George Sample, 43, of 104 Gros St. Schriever, collidedwith a blue 1997 Chevy Metro being driven by 51 year old Dianne McGittigan of142 Twin Oak Dr., Raceland. Both McGittigan and Sample were extricated fromtheir vehicles by the Thibodaux Volunteer Fire Department and transported to theThibodaux Regional Medical Center by Acadian Ambulance, where McGittigan laterdied.
McGittigan’spassenger, Michael McGittigan, 44, of 142 Twin Oak Dr., Raceland was also transported to the Thibodaux Regional Medical Centerby Acadian Ambulance. Both he and Sample were treated for their injuries andreleased.
Thecause of the accident is currently under investigation, therefore no chargeshave been filed at this time. There were no passengers in Sample’s vehicle andno other injuries reported as a result of this crash.