Alcohol, no seat belt suspected in two deadly crashes

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Posted: Aug 8, 2011 3:36 AM by Brittany Rivas
Updated: Aug 8, 2011 3:36 AM
Source: LSP

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Topics: crash, alcohol, seat belt, LSP, Livingston Parish

BATON ROUGE- Two people were killed in two separate crashes over the weekend in Livingston Parish. Officials believe alcohol impairment and a lack of seat belt were factors in both crashes.

The first crash happened Saturday evening on LA-1019 east of LA-1022 in Walker.

Troopers say Louis Smith III, 36, was driving a vehicle when it left the roadway and went in a ditch. The vehicle then struck a culvert, overturned, struck a tree, and came to rest on its roof.

Smith sustained fatal injuries in the crash.

The second crash happened Sunday on LA-43 north of Springfield in Livingston Parish.

Troopers say Tanya Adams, 35, lost control of the vehicle and ran off the roadway. The vehicle went airborne and then rolled over, coming to rest on its roof.

Adams was partially ejected and sustained fatal injuries.

Samples of both drivers' blood has been submitted to the Louisiana State Police Crime Lab for chemical analysis.

Both crashes remain under investigation.

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