Jarreau man, father killed in Thursday crash

A father and son were killed late Thursday night in Pointe Coupee Parish when their pickup ran off the road and overturned several times.

The wreck occurred at 11:30 p.m. on La. 415 near the southbound intersection of La. 414, according to a State Police news release.

Troopers identified the victims as Sidney R. Morel, 47, and his father, Sidney J. Morel, 68, both of Jarreau.

According to a State Police account of the incident, Sidney Morel was driving a 2007 Ford pickup south on La. 415, but for unknown reasons, he failed to negotiate a left hand curve and the pickup ran off the highway to the right. He overcorrected, causing the pickup to leave the road to the left and overturn.

Troopers suspect impairment by Sidney Morel as a factor in the wreck.