BROUSSARD, La. (KPEL News) - A crash early Thursday morning in front of Martial Billeaud Elementary School in Broussard, Louisiana, left one man dead at the scene and another with minor injuries.

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Martial Billeaud Elementary School, google street view

According to Broussard Police, officers responded shortly before 6:00 a.m. to the crash scene in the 500 block of E. Fairfield Drive to find two vehicles involved.

Officers say 82-year-old Harold Romero, Sr. turned his Chevy Equinox in front of someone driving in a white Toyota 4-Runner traveling down E. Fairfield. While Romero died at the scene, the other driver has since been released from a local hospital with minor injuries.

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While toxicology results are pending, Broussard Police say alcohol impairment is not suspected.

Iberia Middle School Principal Dies in Fatal Crash

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Facebook, Iberia Middle School

Tragedy also struck in New Iberia Thursday morning as the community lost Dina Bourque, principal of Iberia Middle School, in a fatal crash near the intersection of US 90 West Frontage Road and North Grand Prairie Road in New Iberia. NIPD says a tractor trailer carrying sugarcane failed to yield at a stop sign and collided with Bourque's vehicle near the break of dawn.

Bourque was pronounced dead at the scene while the other driver is hospitalized with unknown injuries.

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