Head-on crash leaves one dead, another injured in St. Landry Parish

Louisiana State Police are investigating a head-on fatal crash in St. Landry Parish that took the life of a Ville Platte woman and left a suspected drunk driver in critical condition.

State Troopers say the deadly accident happened on U.S. Highway 167, just north of Louisiana highway 749 Saturday morning around 6 a.m.

They say a car driving in the wrong lane northbound, struck an SUV headed south. The driver of the SUV,  62-year-old Rita Soileau, died at the hospital.

The driver of the other car, identified as 20-year-old Alec Oliver of Port Barre, remains in critical condition.

State troopers suspect alcohol was involved. The crash remains under investigation.

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