One dead after crash in Beauregard Parish - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

One dead after crash in Beauregard Parish

BEAUREGARD PARISH, LA (KPLC) - Troopers with Louisiana State Police Troop D responded to a two vehicle crash early Thursday morning on LA 3226 at Taylor Road in Beauregard Parish.

According to officials, an 18-wheeler driven by 57-year-old Gregory P. Whittington of Merryville was traveling east on Taylor Road when he stopped for a stop sign located at LA 3226.  

Whittington then turned north onto LA 3226. A 2006 GMC driven by 42-year-old Pamela Hernandez of DeRidder was traveling north on LA 3226 and struck the rear of the 18-wheeler north of the intersection.

Hernandez was alert and speaking at the scene, but she died of internal injuries while being transported to a Lake Charles hospital. Whittington suffered no injuries.

Authorities say alcohol use on the part of Hernandez is suspected to be a factor in the crash and she was not wearing a seat belt.  Blood samples were taken from both drivers for analysis and the crash remains under investigation.

Copyright 2010 KPLC. All rights reserved.

  • More Local NewsNewsMore>>

  • Telesitter system keeping patients safe

    Telesitter system keeping patients safe

    Monday, July 24 2017 6:26 AM EDT2017-07-24 10:26:02 GMT
    Lake Charles Memorial Hospital is now using the Telesitter system on its critical care unit to keep the most at-risk patients safe with constant remote viewing by skilled staff. (Source: KPLC)Lake Charles Memorial Hospital is now using the Telesitter system on its critical care unit to keep the most at-risk patients safe with constant remote viewing by skilled staff. (Source: KPLC)

    Patient safety is paramount in hospital settings and traditionally, it has taken one-to-one care 24/7 for some of the most at-risk patients. KPLC's Britney Glaser shows how a new video monitoring system is keeping patients safe and freeing up nursing staff for other duties.

    More >>

    Patient safety is paramount in hospital settings and traditionally, it has taken one-to-one care 24/7 for some of the most at-risk patients. KPLC's Britney Glaser shows how a new video monitoring system is keeping patients safe and freeing up nursing staff for other duties.

    More >>
  • WATCH LIVE ON 7NEWS SUNRISE: Waiting list for Section 8 reopening

    WATCH LIVE ON 7NEWS SUNRISE: Waiting list for Section 8 reopening

    Monday, July 24 2017 6:18 AM EDT2017-07-24 10:18:17 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)

    Good Morning. John Bridges and Britney Glaser here with a look at what's coming up on 7News Sunrise.

    More >>

    Good Morning. John Bridges and Britney Glaser here with a look at what's coming up on 7News Sunrise.

    More >>
  • Salvation Army seeing an increase in those needing help and a decrease in donations

    Monday, July 24 2017 5:44 AM EDT2017-07-24 09:44:51 GMT
    (Source: Google)(Source: Google)

    The Salvation Army typically sees a decrease in donations during the summer months. But, with a 72% rise in the number of people needing a place to stay, it's hard to help everyone. 

    More >>

    The Salvation Army typically sees a decrease in donations during the summer months. But, with a 72% rise in the number of people needing a place to stay, it's hard to help everyone. 

    More >>
Powered by Frankly