LSP: 7-year-old killed in St. Charles Parish crash; driver believed to be impaired
Posted on 9/25/2017 11:43:00 AM.
State Police say a 7-year-old was killed Sunday in a single vehicle crash in St. Charles Parish. Trooper Melissa Matey says they believe the driver, 32-year-old Islam Ezzo of Hahnville was impaired when he ran off the road.
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Toddler, two others killed in New Orleans crash after police chase
Posted on 6/28/2017 5:44:00 PM.

A two-year-old is among the three dead after a car chase ended with a crash in New Orleans east on Wednesday afternoon. Louisiana State Police spokesperson, Trooper Melissa Matey, says state police units attempted to stop the vehicle in downtown New Orleans for a stolen license plate. Matey says the driver fled the scene and collided with a truck and ran off the road.
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State Trooper charged with simple battery
Posted on 6/16/2017 4:54:00 AM.

A State Trooper has been charged with simple battery after allegedly using excessive force on a suspect. Trooper Melissa Matey says back in February, Master Trooper John Neal tried to conduct a traffic stop on a stolen vehicle in Orleans Parish, one of the occupants fled on foot and was detained. She says that’s when things escalated between Neal and the victim.
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One dead, one injured following fiery crash on I-310
Posted on 4/13/2017 1:29:00 PM.

One person is dead and another seriously injured following a fiery crash between a fuel truck and a dump truck on Interstate 310 south in St. Charles Parish. Authorities say two other vehicles were also involved in the wreck. Trooper Melissa Matey says the deadly crash occurred this morning between LA 18 and LA 3127.
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LSP sends extra troopers to New Orleans for Mardi Gras
Posted on 2/16/2017 11:00:00 AM.

Louisiana State Police is ramping up enforcement in New Orleans for 2017 Carnival season and this weekend’s NBA All-Star Game. Trooper Melissa Matey says LSP will send 165 troopers to the Crescent City. She says plain clothes troopers will also be along parade routes looking for individuals with illegal weapons.
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4-year-old boy killed after running into the street
Posted on 1/30/2017 10:34:00 AM.

A four-year-old boy was killed while walking along the shoulder of Airline Hwy last night in Jefferson Parish, according to State Police. Trooper Melissa Matey says Isiah Winfrey, of Metairie, was on the shoulder of the roadway with his mother when,
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Law enforcement on the look out for motorists not buckled up
Posted on 11/23/2016 11:13:00 AM.

State Police’s Click It or Ticket Campaign is in effect for the Thanksgiving holiday weekend. Trooper Melissa Matey says law enforcement will look for drivers who are not properly buckled and children who are not correctly restrained. She says the seat-belt provides many different protections.
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Additional charges brought against illegal alien bus driver in fatal St. John crash
Posted on 9/2/2016 12:58:00 PM.
Michelle Southern reporting.
Additional criminal charges have been filed against the driver of the bus who crashed into emergency vehicles in St. John Parish, causing the death of three people including the fire chief. The third victim succumbed to injuries on Thursday. Melissa Matey says Denis Yasmir Amaya Rodriguez, an illegal alien, faces multiple charges.
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Small plane lands on I-10 near LaPlace
Posted on 8/8/2016 1:02:00 PM.
There was a bizarre incident on I-10 this morning near LaPlace, as a small plane had to make an emergency landing in the median. That's according to Melissa Matey with State Police. She says the aircraft had some mechanical failures.
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LSP: Trooper injured in fatal crash on Bonne Carre as man urinates into Lake Pontchartrain
Posted on 6/6/2016 2:28:00 PM.
A trooper was injured in a fatal St. Charles Parish crash that involved two suspected drunk drivers and a man who stopped on the Bonne Carre spillway to urinate into Lake Pontchartrain. State Police trooper Melissa Matey says Louis Hernandez pulled his truck over to pee, and at that time a man suspected of being impaired, 42-year-old Joel Ybarra, crashed into the stopped vehicle.
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