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Three killed in rural highway crash Friday

2 months 4 days 13 hours ago March 24, 2017 Mar 24, 2017 Friday, March 24 2017 March 24, 2017 10:11 PM in News
Source: WBRZ

GREENSBURG - Three people, including a mother and her 3 month old daughter, died in a car crash along a rural stretch of highway in St. Helena Parish Friday night.

Shortly after 7:30 PM Friday  Troopers from Louisiana State Police Troop L responded to a two-vehicle fatal crash on LA 10 two miles west of Greensburg.  The crash claimed the life of 27-year-old Greensburg resident Goslynne Elon Amiko Hitchen and her three-month-old daughter Mason Hitchen.  Michael Adam Barron of Holden was also killed in the crash.

Based on the preliminary on-scene investigation, Troopers determined 32-year-old Michael Adam Barron, driving a 1992 Jeep Wrangler eastbound on LA 10, crossed into the westbound lane of LA 10.  As Barron approached a hillcrest, his vehicle crashed head-on into a 2012 Honda Accord driven by Goslynne Elon Amiko Hitchen.  Hitchen, her daughter Mason, and Barron were all pronounced deceased on-scene by the St. Helena Parish Coroner.  Two juvenile passengers in Hitchen’s vehicle sustained moderate injuries in the crash.  Both occupants were transported to the Saint Helena Parish Hospital by Acadian Ambulance.

Investigators say the infant was seated in an approved child restraint system at the time of the crash.  However, due to rescue efforts, Troopers were unable to determine if the restraint system was installed correctly.  The remaining occupants were all unrestrained at the time of the crash.  As part of the on-going investigation, blood samples were obtained from both drivers.  The samples will be sent to the Louisiana State Police Crime Lab for analysis. 

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