Louisiana 3-car crash kills 2, hospitalizes 2 others

A three-car accident in Louisiana left two people dead and two others injured on Oct. 5. Police said that charges were pending against one of the drivers involved in the accident.

The accident occurred just after 12 p.m. on Louisiana Highway 107 east of Pineville. A 1995 Nissan Sentra carrying three people was traveling north when the driver, a 68-year-old Pineville woman, slowed down to make a left turn. A 2000 Ford F-250 that was traveling behind the Sentra reportedly failed to decrease speed and rear-ended it. The impact forced the Sentra across the center line and into the southbound lane where another 2000 Ford pickup truck crashed into it.

The Sentra's driver and one of its passengers, a 67-year-old woman, died as a result of the accident. Another passenger in the Sentra, a 68-year-old Pineville man, suffered moderate injuries. An emergency crew transported him to Rapides Regional Trauma Center in Alexandria. The driver of the second Ford pickup truck suffered minor injuries and was also taken to RRTC. The 57-year-old Deville man driving the Ford F-250 suffered no injuries. Police were unsure if the deceased passenger had been wearing her seat belt.

Louisiana State Police Troop E was still investigating the accident at the time of reports. They ordered toxicology tests, which were still pending.

Intoxicated drivers' negligence causes thousands of fatal car accidents each year, leaving families in the difficult position of mourning their lost loved ones while they struggle with burial costs and other expenses resulting from a death in the family. Personal injury attorneys are sometimes able to give victims' families advice on filing wrongful death suits, which may provide some monetary relief.

Source: TheTownTalk, "2 women killed in wreck near Pineville", October 05, 2014

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