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21-year-old dies in Livingston two vehicle crash

1 year 5 months 3 weeks ago April 25, 2015 Apr 25, 2015 Saturday, April 25 2015 April 25, 2015 12:44 PM in News
Source: WBRZ
By: Caroline McDougall

PORT VINCENT - State police say a 21-year-old woman died in a two vehicle crash on LA Hwy 42 east of LA Hwy 16 in Livingston Parish.

Troopers say Alyssa Swain died Friday afternoon after she lost control of her car and crashed into an oncoming truck belonging to James Pankotai, 40, of Port Vincent. According to investigators, Swain was heading east on LA Hwy 42 when she attempted to pass up another vehicle in front of her and crashed into Pankotai's pickup heading west. Troopers say Swain lost control of her vehicle as she tried to avoid Pankotai.

Investigators say Swain was wearing a seatbelt and do not believe she was impaired.

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