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October 17, 2021

Lafourche Parish, LA – Elton Billiot and Raye Pigott Killed in Crash on LA-24

October 17, 2021

Lafourche Parish, LA (July 11, 2021) – On Sunday, July 11th,  Louisiana State Police responded to the site of a fatal two-car crash on State Highway 24 in Lafourche Parish, near State Highway 55.   

The victims have since been identified as Elton Billiot, Jr., 38, a resident of Houma, and Raye Pigott, 50, a resident of Montegut.

An investigation showed that, at about 8:00 a.m., Billiot was driving northbound on LA-24 in a 2000 Nissan Sentra when, for reasons that have yet to be determined, he swerved across the centerline on a sharp curve and collided head-on with a 2008 GMC Acadia driven by Pigott.  

After both vehicles came to a stop in the roadway, the Nissan went up in flames.

Both drivers were pronounced dead at the scene.

We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the families of the deceased victims at this time.

Head-On Collisions in Lafourche Parish

7.11 Lafourche Parish, LA - Elton Billiot and Raye Pigott Killed in Crash on LA-24

Whenever a person plows into oncoming traffic, the possibility of a fatal head-on collision is high. These sorts of accidents are usually far more powerful than other kinds of two-car collisions. Crash data shows that these wrong-way crashes have a 60% mortality rate. Although these accidents only constitute around 2% of all yearly traffic accidents in the state, they cause about 10% of all yearly crash fatalities.  

When someone is hurt in an accident due to another’s negligence, they will have legal avenues open to them. By seeking the legal counsel of a Louisiana personal injury attorney, victims can learn about the various legal avenues they may wish to pursue.  

The Louisiana vehicle accident attorneys at Smiley Law Firm have decades of experience in bringing irresponsible people to account. Our team works to support their clients and make sure they get the best possible legal advice. We will always answer any questions our clients have and take care of each legal complexity as it arises. 

Working with a legal team that is sympathetic as well as assertive will give you your best chance at obtaining full and fair financial compensation for your damages.  

The personal injury attorneys at Smiley Law are dedicated to defending a victim’s legal rights and building the strongest claim possible in order to maximize their economic recovery. If you were injured in a road accident, contact our personal injury law firm in Louisiana by calling 504-688-3494 or 504-822-2222 to schedule a free evaluation of your case at your earliest convenience.

Note: These posts are constructed with the use of secondary sources. These sources include but are not limited to local and state news stories, local and state police accident reports, social media platforms, and eyewitness accounts about injury accidents that take place in New Orleans and throughout Louisiana. We did not independently verify the fact surrounding this accident. If you locate any information that is inaccurate, please contact our firm and we will correct the post to reflect the most accurate information available. We will also remove this post upon request.

Disclaimer: These posts are created to raise awareness about the dangers of driving in Louisiana. We hope that by casting light on serious accidents like this one, other drivers will take heed, and avoid being seriously injured in a similar accident. This post is not a solicitation for business. The information contained in this post is not intended to be legal or medical advice. The photo used in this post was not taken at the accident scene.

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