Head-on crash in Beauregard Parish kills passenger

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Updated: Oct. 23, 2018 at 8:39 PM CDT
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DERIDDER, LA (KPLC) - A passenger is dead following a two-vehicle crash in Beauregard Parish, according to Trooper Derek Senegal with Louisiana State Police.

Senegal said troopers responded to a crash on US 171 north of La. 26.

Investigation revealed a driver in a 2015 GMC Sierra was traveling north on US 171 when the vehicle ran off the left side of the roadway and crossed the median, Senegal said. The vehicle struck a 2017 Toyota Prius head-on.

All occupants were wearing seatbelts, but the passenger in the Toyota sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene by the Beauregard Parish Coroner’s Office.

Senegal said the driver of the Toyota was not injured, and the driver of the GMC Sierra sustained minor injuries.

Routine toxicology samples were obtained from both drivers and will be submitted for analysis, Senegal said.

The crash remains under investigation.

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