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Head-on crash closes highway near New Roads

4 years 8 months 5 days ago Thursday, January 08 2015 Jan 8, 2015 January 08, 2015 1:57 PM January 08, 2015 in News
Source: WBRZ
By: Russell Jones

VENTRESS - State Police said a head-on collision sent two people to the hospital and closed a highway near New Roads around 11 a.m.

Troopers said two vehicles collided on LA 415 north of LA 413 in Pointe Coupee Parish. The road was shut down at that location while they worked the wreck, and reopened at 1:25 p.m.

Troopers said a car going north on LA 415 went off the road and overcorrected as it came back onto the highway, going into the southbound lane and hitting an SUV head-on. The car's driver was seriously injured and flown to OLOL hospital, while the other driver was taken there with moderate injuries.

State Police said the car's driver was wearing their seat belt, but the SUV's driver was not. Investigators said they don't know if impairment was a factor in the wreck, and took samples from both drivers for analysis at the State Police Crime Lab.


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