By Associated Press - Friday, March 14, 2014

GONZALES, La. (AP) - A 30-year-old Gonzales man accused of drunken driving has been convicted of vehicular homicide for a crash in 2012 that killed a Prairieville woman.

The Advocate reports ( ) Ashton Claiborne faces five to 30 years in prison following his conviction Thursday by a six-person Ascension Parish jury after a three-day trial.

The three-vehicle crash on Sept. 28, 2012, killed 56-year-old Carolyn Brouillette, and shut La. Highway 73 between Airline Highway and La. 42 most of that day.

State troopers have said Brouillette was driving south when Claiborne tried to pass her in a no-passing zone on the two-lane road.

Claiborne’s sport utility vehicle crashed head-on into a 2012 Mack truck, which then hit Brouillette’s vehicle.


Information from: The Advocate,

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