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Sep 14, 2009 8:24 PM by sleonard

Woman Faces Vehicular Homicide Charge

OPELOUSAS, La. (AP) - An Opelousas woman has been arrested after a crash that killed her passenger. State police identified the victim as 53-year-old Larry Coon of Opelousas.

The driver, 45-year-old Jeanne Saucier, faces charges of vehicular homicide, driving while intoxicated and careless operation. Troopers say Saucier was driving a car west on La. Highway 178 Sunday when she failed to negotiate a curve, ran off the road and hit a tree on the passenger side. Investigators say Coon wasn't wearing a seat belt.

--- Information from: The Advertiser, http://www.theadvertiser.com (Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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