- Associated Press - Thursday, June 5, 2014

THIBODAUX, La. (AP) - State police say the driver blamed in a crash involving a 17-year-old just hours after his May 28 graduation has been booked with vehicular homicide after the teenager died over the weekend.

The Courier reports (https://bit.ly/1j1yZDt ) 20-year-old Michael Costello, of Golden Meadow, was booked a second time into Lafourche Parish jail.

Trooper Evan Harrell says the charge of vehicular homicide comes when there is a death that was caused by some form of impairment.

Harrell says Costello’s blood is being tested.

State police says the graduate, Tyler Dufrene (doo-FRAIN’), was driving south on La. 1 when he was struck head-on by a pickup driven by Costello.

Costello was initially booked with first-degree vehicular negligent injury, operating a vehicle while intoxicated and failure to drive on the correct side of the road.


Information from: The Courier, https://www.houmatoday.com

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