Troopers arrest man for causing second deadly crash in less than four months


Louisiana State Police arrested a man they said caused a second deadly crash in less than four months.

Troopers said 60-year-old Salvatore Euggino of Ethel hit and killed 50-year-old Ricky J. Pourciau while he was walking on LA Hwy 10 east of US Hwy 61 in West Feliciana Parish.

Troopers said after striking Pourciau, Euggino fled the scene. With the assistance of the West Feliciana Parish Sheriff’s Office, he was later located at a local business.

Troopers ruled out alcohol impairment for Euggino; however, a blood sample was obtained to detect the possible presence of narcotics, the results of which are pending. 

Troopers arrested Euggino for Negligent Homicide, Hit and Run Driving and Careless Operation. He was booked into the West Feliciana Parish Detention Center. This crash remains under investigation, and there is no further information at this time.

This is the second time in less than four months that Troopers have arrested Euggino for negligent homicide. He was previously arrested on March 26, 2019 in East Feliciana Parish when he crossed over a no-passing centerline. As a result, his vehicle struck another driven by 34-year-old Marshaun Robertson of Ethel, resulting in his death.

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