Authorities identify woman killed in head-on crash in Ascension Parish
ST. AMANT - One woman is dead after a crash Wednesday night in Ascension Parish.
The crash was reported on LA 935 at Beco Road shortly after 6 p.m. According to a release, 71-year-old Harriet Humphrey was killed in the crash.
Authorities say the crash happened as 17-year-old Lauren Launey was driving southbound on Beco Road in a 2011 Ford Taurus. At the same time, 38-year-old Laine Cook was traveling in the westbound lane in a 2009 Ford F-350 pulling a boat.
LSP says Launey went through a stop sign and into the path of Cook's truck. The impact caused the truck to cross the center line and hit a 2005 Chevrolet Colorado driven by 72-year-old Gene Humphrey.
Authorities say Gene and Harriet were both properly restrained, but Harriet sustained fatal injuries. She was pronounced dead at the scene.
Impairment is not suspected to be a factor in the crash.
Desktop NewsClick to open Continuous News in a sidebar that updates in real-time.
Ascension Parish moves forward with 9-month building moratorium
Baton Rouge residents face drainage relief concerns
Search for crashed plane in East Feliciana
Residents in Bayou Pigeon prepare for heavy rain; some fear losing their...
Flooding fear pushed Baton Rouge homeowner to purchase personal aquadam