Apr 14, 2010 6:54 AM
SIMMESPORT, La. (AP) A 27-year-old Tennessee woman died in a two-vehicle crash in Louisiana.
State police say Erica B. Billiot of Murfreesboro, Tenn., was driving pickup northbound on La. Highway 1 north of Simmesport Tuesday when she began passing several vehicles at a high rate of speed.
Troopers say an 18-wheeler, driven by 63-year-old Ernest L. Griffin of Lettsworth, also was northbound. As Griffin turned left onto a side street, the two vehicles collided in the southbound lane.
Investigators tell The Alexandria Town Talk that Billiot was pronounced dead at a local hospital. Her passenger, 20-year-old Jennifer A. Mose of Bunkie, received serious injuries and was taken to a Baton Rouge hospital.
Griffin was not injured.
Information from: Alexandria Daily Town Talk, http://www.thetowntalk.com