Pitkin woman killed in Vernon Parish crash

The following is a news release from Louisiana State Police:

VERNON PARISH, LA – On Friday, July 16, 2010, at 12:09 a.m., Louisiana State Police Troop E responded to a single-vehicle crash on LA 10, mile post 26.6.  Preliminary investigation revealed Stacy Weldon, 33, of Pitkin, was driving east in a 2004 GMC Envoy.  The vehicle exited the roadway and impacted a tree on the passenger side.  The vehicle then rotated and vaulted after impact with the tree and traveled an additional 50 feet before striking a group of trees on the driver's side.   

Weldon was pronounced dead at the scene.  Routine toxicology test results are pending and the crash remains under investigation.

Troop E troopers have investigated 34 fatal crashes for the year of 2010, resulting in 39 fatalities.