Drake Upton, a former student at Ovey Comeaux High School and employee at Patriot Construction and Industrial, passed away at a young age due to injuries sustained in a car accident, according to reports from the Louisiana State Police. His untimely death is a tragic loss for his loved ones and community.
Keep reading this article to learn more about this incident and how it happened.
Who was Drake Upton?
Drake Upton was a Louisiana native, born in the village of Maurice in Vermilion Parish. However, he considered Lafayette, a city in southern Louisiana, his home. He attended Ovey Comeaux High School, a public school in Lafayette, where he was known for his friendly and outgoing personality. After graduating, he began working at Patriot Construction and Industrial, a company specializing in construction and maintenance services. Drake was a hardworking employee who was respected and liked by his colleagues.
His unexpected and tragic death in a car accident at the young age of 19 has left his family, friends, and community in mourning. Drake will be remembered for his kind-heartedness, positive spirit, and the impact he had on those around him.
Drake Upton Car Accident: How It Happened
Louisiana State Police Troop A is investigating a fatal single-vehicle crash that occurred this morning at around 6:30 a.m. on LA 44 at Oak Tree Street in St. James Parish. The accident resulted in the death of 19-year-old Drake Ryan Upton from Lafayette. According to the initial investigation, Upton was driving a 2019 Ford F-150 heading south on LA 44 when he failed to negotiate a left-hand curve. As a result, he veered off the road to the right, overcorrected, and went off the road to the left, crashing into a tree and causing his vehicle to overturn. Upton was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the accident and was ejected from the vehicle, suffering critical injuries. He was immediately transported to a nearby hospital where he later succumbed to his injuries.
As part of the ongoing investigation, a toxicology sample was obtained from Upton and is being analyzed. The cause of the accident is still under investigation. The loss of Drake Upton at such a young age is a tragedy that has left his loved ones and the community in mourning.
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Tributes to Drake Upton
Skyla Kate Garrison Wrote,
i don’t even know where to begin.. thank you for all of the memories and all of the laughs. you were gone way to soon and we all miss you so much! rest in peace to the sweetest soul..fly highDrake Upton
Victoria LeGros Wrote,
To know you, was to love you. Drake upton, thank you for having such a huge impact on my life. One phone call and you were there. One cry for help, you were there. A shoulder to cry on, you were there. To simply just listen, you were there. between the “vic don’t cry just talk” “vic what’s wrong today” you have no idea how much i’ll forever cherish those talks. It’s so hard to find good listeners and man that you were. I could ramble for an hour straight and you’d still be focused on whatever crazy story i’d have to tell you. You were a goofball, a sweetheart in one. Your heart was so big. You have made such an impact on so many people you have no idea. It truly breaks my heart waking up to these kinds of phones calls, and i’ll never understand why these things happen, but I know your safe now.
2 days ago you texted me “love you vic”, we hadn’t talked in a while. we made plans to see each other, well those will have to wait. my hearts crushed. Until we meet again “drakiepooo”. love you till no end kid.
prayers for all friends and family
In light of the news of Drake Upton‘s passing, we express our sincerest condolences to his family, friends, and colleagues. Our thoughts and prayers are with them during this difficult time, and we hope they find comfort in the memories they shared with him. We pray for Drake Upton’s eternal rest and that his loved ones find the patience and courage to cope with this profound loss.
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