LA Racing Commission Chairman Dies in Crash

LA Racing Commission Chairman Dies in Crash

Jerry Meaux, chairman of the Louisiana State Racing Commission, was killed in a two-vehicle accident April 24 in Lafayette Parish in which the driver of the other vehicle was charged.

The Louisiana State Troopers division said its investigation indicates 22-year-old Blaire Duhon of Scott, La., was driving a 1993 Chevrolet truck west on Louisiana Highway 342, approaching a curve. A 2006 Chevrolet truck driven by the 74-year-old Meaux of Duson, La., was approaching the curve while heading east.

Duhon’s car crossed the center line and struck Meaux’s vehicle head-on. Meaux was pronounced dead at the scene by the Lafayette Parish Coroner.

Troopers booked Duhon with DWI, vehicular homicide, and driving left of center. Duhon was booked into Lafayette Parish Correctional Center.

In addition to his chairmanship of the racing commission, Meaux was a board member of Southwest Louisiana Electric Membership Corp., serving 22 years as president.