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LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) -

Louisiana State Police investigated a crash on Interstate 10 in Calcasieu late Wednesday that claimed the life of a Welsh woman.

According to troopers, at 8:23 p.m., authorities responded to the two-vehicle crash on Interstate Highway 10 eastbound, east of Louisiana Highway 397 (about four miles east of Lake Charles).

Troopers said the preliminary investigation revealed that a 2006 Mazda was traveling east on Interstate 10 in the left lane, passing a vehicle in the center lane, when the driver, 21-year-old Jermaine Quinn Pattum of Jennings, sideswiped the vehicle in the center lane.  

Troopers said the vehicle Pattum was driving traveled out of control and struck a center guardrail.  

A passenger in the Mazda, 24-year-old Harmonie Roshell Frazier of Welsh, was totally ejected from the vehicle and was pronounced dead at the scene by the Calcasieu Parish Coroner's Office, troopers said.

Pattum was transported to a local hospital with minor injuries. Neither was wearing a seatbelt, according to troopers.

The driver of the vehicle in the center lane was properly restrained and was not injured.

Impairment on the part of Pattum is suspected to be a factor in the crash, troopers said.

Toxicology samples were obtained from both drivers and will be submitted for analysis.

The crash remains under investigation.

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