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Deadly curve in Watson

3 years 2 weeks 7 hours ago November 20, 2013 Nov 20, 2013 Wednesday, November 20 2013 November 20, 2013 5:13 PM in News
Source: WBRZ
By: Rebecca Buchanan

WATSON - A curve in Livingston Parish was the scene of deadly crash last night, and residents want changes to prevent future deaths there.

State Police said on Tuesday night Lena Johnson of Denham Springs was headed west on LA 1024 just east of LA 16 when the wreck happened. Troopers said Johnson's car went off the road and into the ditch, where it hit a culvert and went airborne.

State Police said Johnson was not wearing her seat belt and died on the scene.

Residents and business owners in the area said this isn't the first death they've seen here, and they're nervous for the safety of their own. They said they constantly hear horns honking and tires screeching around two corners on that stretch of road.

"Even in the mornings, when my daughter gets on the school bus, I have to come out every morning with her because these ignorant people don't even stop, they're supposed to stop. I try to write their license plates down, so if you are coming down my road that fast and there's a school bus, you better be stopping because I will be out there," warned Connie Michelli.

The Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office and State Police said they're patrolling the area, cracking down on anyone speeding around those corners.

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