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Woman killed, several children hospitalized after head-on crash in Pointe Coupee

7 months 1 week 2 days ago Tuesday, April 26 2022 Apr 26, 2022 April 26, 2022 8:47 AM April 26, 2022 in News
Source: WBRZ

OSCAR - A woman died and five children, including a toddler, were seriously hurt after a head-on crash in Pointe Coupee Parish Monday night.

The wreck was first reported shortly after 7 p.m. on LA 78, west of LA 1. According to Louisiana State Police, 27-year-old Amber Crawford of Ventress died at the scene.

State troopers believe Crawford was driving east on the highway when a Chrysler sedan, driven by 34-year-old Andre Slaughter, drifted into opposing traffic and hit Crawford head-on. 

Police said Slaughter had five passengers in his vehicle at the time, all of them children ranging from ages 3 to 13. Slaughter and all of his passengers suffered severe injuries in the crash and were taken to a hospital.

No one—including both drivers—was properly restrained at the time of the crash, according to State Police.

The crash remains under investigation, and charges are pending. 

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