TV personality dies in Scott crash
Dec 22, 2012 | 6029 views | 0 0 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend | print
SCOTT – Former Eunice radio personality and KATC TV anchor Bill Leger died when his wrecked Jeep was hit by an alleged drunk driver early Saturday near here.

State Police said Leger, 48, was driving south on La. 93 and entered a curve when, for unknown reasons, his 2012 Jeep traveled off the right side of the road.

Police said Leger overcorrected to the left, causing the vehicle to roll over. Leger’s vehicle came to rest in the northbound lane of La. 93.

Shortly after, 52-year-old Clint Melancon of Carencro was driving north on La. 93 and struck Leger’s vehicle, police said.

Police are still trying to determine whether he sustained his injuries before or after Melancon hit his vehicle. Troopers are also trying to determine if Leger was wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash. Melancon was wearing a seat belt and sustained minor injuries.

The crash remains under investigation.

According to KATC, Leger most recently was a news anchor at KFDM Channel 6 in Beaumont, Texas. He was a graduate of Kinder High School, attended LSU-Eunice and graduated from LSU in Baton Rouge with a major in broadcast journalism. He also worked at KSIG in Crowley and KEUN and KJJB in Eunice.

Leger is survived by his wife, two daughters, his parents, one sister and one brother-in-law.

Arrangements are pending under direction of Ardoin's, Kinder.
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