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Two dead, three injured after car crash near Maurice

Two people were killed and three others were injured after a two-vehicle crash near Maurice in Louisiana on Thursday.

Officials were notified just before 1:30 a.m. of a two-vehicle crash on U.S. Highway 167 near Lawrence Road in Vermilion Parish.

The victims were identified as a 36-year-old named Jasper Morrison Foster of Maurice and a 22-year-old named Matthew Wayne Landry of Lafayette.

Foster was driving a 2019 Ford F-250 south on US-167 at a high rate of speed. The F-250 rear-ended a 2005 Chevrolet Tahoe, also traveling south on US-167. Later, both vehicles exited the roadway and overturned.

Foster and his passenger, Landry were pronounced dead at the scene.

The three occupants of the Tahoe were admitted to the hospital with critical injuries.

Louisiana State Police is investigating the crash.

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