Authorities arrest man for DWI after car crash in DeRidder

The following is a news release from Louisiana State Police Troop D:

DERIDDER, LA - On Wednesday night, Louisiana State Police Troop D investigated a two vehicle crash on LA 27 south of DeRidder.  The crash left two people in critical condition.

According to investigating troopers, on October 27, 2010, at 7:27 p.m., a 1999 Mazda 626 driven by 20-year-old Kayla Fontenot of DeRidder, LA, was traveling south on LA 27.  A 2010 Ford Expedition driven by 53-year-old Gary McFatter of DeRidder, LA, was traveling behind Fontenot.

As Fontenot slowed to make a right turn into a private driveway, McFatter failed to stop and struck the passenger side of her vehicle as she was turning.

Both Fontenot and her passenger were transported to a local hospital in critical condition.

McFatter was arrested for DWI, two counts of vehicular negligent injury and careless operation.

This crash remains under investigation.