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LSP: One killed in head-on collision in Washington Parish

1 month 2 days 10 hours ago Saturday, August 19 2017 Aug 19, 2017 August 19, 2017 10:43 AM August 19, 2017 in News
Source: WBRZ

VARNADO - A 71-year-old woman died following a two-vehicle crash in Washington Parish Friday night.

According to Louisiana State Police, Troopers responded to the crash on LA 436-1 south of Varnado around 9:50 p.m.

The crash claimed the life of 71-year-old Hazel Marie Caruso of Angie, according to State Police.

Through the investigation, State Police determined Caruso was driving a 2006 Toyota Camry southbound on LA 436-1.

Caruso's vehicle traveled into the northbound lane, directly into the path of a 2014 Nissan Juke driven by 66-year-old Josie Leslie Hartzog of Angie. The two vehicles then crashed head-on, State Police said.

Caruso was not wearing her seatbelt. She was severely injured in the crash and was airlifted from the scene in critical condition, according to State Police.

While being airlifted to a nearby hospital, Caruso experienced complications and succumbed to her injuries, according to State Police.

Hartzog and her two passengers were all wearing their seatbelts. They suffered minor to moderate injuries in the crash and were transported to St. Tammany Parish Hospital.

Blood samples were taken from both drivers as a part of the ongoing investigation.

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