Two Sulphur residents die after vehicle crash

Two Sulphur residents die after vehicle crash
Two Sulphur residents die following crash (Source: Viewer (Jeremy G. Franks))

LAKE CHARLES, La. (KPLC) - Two Sulphur residents have died as a result of a two-vehicle crash south of Carlyss on Sept. 12, 2019, according to Louisiana State Police Troop D.

Sgt. James Anderson with Louisiana State police says, troopers responded to a two-vehicle crash on Hwy 108 at the Hwy 27 intersection shortly after 8:00 p.m.

Troopers say that the preliminary investigation showed that a 2019 Kia Rio was traveling east on Hwy 108 when Billy J. Cornes, 43, failed to yield while turning left onto Hwy 27. Cornes then turned into the path of a westbound 2014 Ford F-150 resulting in a collision.

Cornes and his passenger, Danielle R. Cornes, 36, were pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver of the F-150 was transported to a local hospital with moderate injuries.

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

The crash remains under investigation.

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