A single-car crash in Breaux Bridge, Louisiana, has left two teen girls dead and a third girl in critical condition. The accident took place as the girls were walking to school. New startling cell phone footage claims to show the driver in the deadly accident just moments after the tragedy unfolded.
The Advertiser reports that the students were hit by a Ford F-150 pickup driven by Jeremy Abraham. The victims who were killed in the accident were Cornisha Flugence, 15, and a girl named Kylie, 14, whose last name remains known. The third victim, a 13-year-old female identified by family as Niya Flugence, was transported to Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center in Baton Rouge with serious injuries.
According to state police, Abraham was driving eastbound on Martin Street around 7:30 a.m. Thursday at the same time the three victims were walking in the street’s eastbound lane. For unknown reasons, Abraham allegedly hit the teens with his truck as they walked.
The reason for the crash is not currently known and police are waiting for a toxicology report to determine if Abraham was impaired by alcohol or drugs at the time of the crash. However, startling new video uploaded by a neighbor shows Abraham just moments after the accident. In the video, Abraham appears disoriented and confused. He keeps saying, “I wasn’t driving. I wasn’t driving.” However, no other person is seen at the site and Abraham’s body is outside of the driver’s door. Abraham repeatedly denies that he was the driver despite witnesses saying they saw him jump out of the front seat of the truck.
It appears the man then attempts to walk away from the scene down the road as a police officer yells for him to come back. According to one witness, neighbors followed the driver, beat him and held him down for police.
Though police have not confirmed that Abraham was the man seen in the video, the man was wearing a shirt from the same company that Abraham is employed by and can be seen laying by the mangled Ford F-150.
Warning: The video contains graphic language and images that may be disturbing to some. The full video can be viewed here.
Those in the neighborhood are still shocked at the terrible tragedy that took place. Apollonia Amest, who lives on Martin Street, said when she opened her door she saw a child laying near the truck and ran to help.
“When I opened my door, I saw a truck and a kid on the side of the truck laying on the ground. I was trying to talk to her and stuff, and she was foaming at the mouth. The mama had her in her hands, and she was just crying and the little girl was just crying and saying she was gonna die, you know, help her. We were just telling her ‘you gonna be alright. You not gonna die.'”
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