Friends and family say that the two Louisiana brothers were always together. So it was no surprise when the two boys left their jobs at a local Sonic together. What was a surprise was that on the way home, the boys became the victims of a head-on car accident.
Both boys died as the result of injuries they sustained in the accident. However, one of the brothers was pronounced dead at the scene. The other was still alive when emergency personnel arrived. He was taken to an area hospital where he, unfortunately, succumbed to his injuries some time later.
Police believe that the Louisiana man behind the wheel of the truck that slammed head-on into the boys’ truck was impaired by some sort of controlled substance when he drifted over the line into oncoming traffic. It was not reported whether the driver was injured. The investigation has not yet been completed. Toxicology samples were taken and authorities are awaiting the results.
Charges have not yet been filed against the driver. What charges will be filed will depend on the outcome of the investigation. The family of the Louisiana boys may exercise their right to file a wrongful death claim against the driver. If they prevail in their action, they will be able to recover those expenses such as medical bills, funeral expenses and other damages incurred in connection with the car accident that took the boys from their family. Of course, no amount of money will ever replace the hole the loss of these brothers leaves in their family.