A St. John the Baptist Parish district fire chief was one of two people killed in a crash on westbound Interstate 10 near LaPlace, officials told WDSU. A spokesperson with the Louisiana State Police said Spencer Chauvin was killed Sunday in the crash. He was a district chief for the St. John the Baptist Parish Office of Fire Services.
St. John the Baptist Parish President Natalie Robottom said in a statement that Chauvin was "one of the bravest and most dedicated firefighters that I know." "Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family, as well as to the families of the other two firefighters involved in the accident," Robottom said.
Robottom said Chauvin and the two other firefighters helped guide the parish through Hurricane Isaac, a tornado in February and the flooding last week.
William "Mack" Beal and Nicholas Saale were identified as the two other firefighters.