Unrestrained woman dies in crash

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Posted: Jul 18, 2010 9:45 AM by Rob Krieger
Updated: Jul 18, 2010 9:51 AM
Source: Louisiana State Police

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Topics: Car Accident, Holden, Albany, US-190

State Police say a woman who was not wearing a seat belt died after crashing head on with another vehicle west of Albany just after 7:00 pm. Investigators say Linda Higginbotham, 68, of Holden, crossed the center line on US-190 and crashed her SUV into a truck driven by Timothy Johnson, 17, of Independence. Johnson was wearing a seat belt and sustained only minor to moderate injuries. Higginbotham was pronounced dead on the scene by the Livingston Parish coroner.

State Police say a lack of using seatbelts is one of the main causes of serious injury or death in car accidents they investigate.

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