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21-year-old killed in Evangeline Parish head-on collision

2 years 5 months 3 weeks ago Wednesday, September 23 2020 Sep 23, 2020 September 23, 2020 7:09 AM September 23, 2020 in News
Source: WBRZ

EVANGELINE PARISH - Louisiana State Police say a 21-year-old resident of Eunice was killed in a Tuesday evening crash on Evangeline Parish's LA Highway 13.

Deonte Walker and a passenger were headed north on LA 13 in a Hyundai Sonata shortly before 5 p.m., when Walker's vehicle crashed into an 18-wheeler that was headed south on the same highway, police say.

The head-on collision left Walker and his passenger injured, so the two were taken to an area hospital for treatment.

Walker, who police say wasn't wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash, ultimately succumbed to his injuries.

His passenger was treated for moderate injuries.

The driver of the Freightliner, who was wearing a seatbelt during the collision, was not harmed.

Police say the tragic crash remains under investigation.

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