Authorities release name of victim in Tuesday’s fatal accident on 171

Authorities release name of victim in Tuesday’s fatal accident on 171

DERIDDER, LA (KPLC) - A 68-year-old woman was killed in a two-vehicle accident on US 171, north of La. 26.

Connie Moody was the passenger in a 2017 Toyota Prius driven by 68-year-old James Moody. Both are from Lake Charles.

The Moody’s vehicle was struck head-on when a 2015 GMC Sierra pickup driven by 57-year-old Rhonda Cooley, of DeRidder, crossed the median, according to information from Trooper Derek Senegal, spokesperson for Louisiana State Police Troop D. Cooley has been cited for careless operation and the crash remains under investigation.

Cooley was traveling north on 171 and the Moodys were traveling south.

Connie Moody was pronounced dead at the scene. James Moody was not injured and Cooley received minor injuries.

All vehicle occupants were wearing seatbelts.

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