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Oct 5, 2012 10:03 AM by AP/CS

Vacherie woman killed in La. 18 traffic accident

VACHERIE, La. (AP) - A 59-year-old woman was killed and two men were injured in a head-on collision on La. 18 in St. James Parish.

State police say Linda Dupard, of Vacherie, was driving a car east on La. 18 when it was hit by a pickup about noon Thursday.

Troopers say the truck crossed the center line.

The St. James Parish Coroner's Office pronounced Dupard dead at the scene.

Twenty-seven-year-old Lionel Temple, of Vacherie, the driver of the truck, was taken to St. James Hospital for treatment of moderate injuries.

Temple's passenger, 30-year-old Brandon McLain, of Vacherie, was also injured.

The wreck remains under investigation.

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