Baton Rouge, Louisiana
7 Day Forecast
Follow our weather team on social media

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

1 year 9 months 3 weeks 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. 

More News

Desktop News

Click to open Continuous News in a sidebar that updates in real-time.
7 Days