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Motorist arrested in connection with St. Landry fatal crash

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ST. LANDRY PARISH, La. -

UPDATE: State troopers arrested a female driver in connection with yesterday morning's fatal crash in St. Landry Parish. 

The crash took the life of 17-year-old Aaron Quebedeaux of Krotz Springs.

Troopers from Louisiana State Police Troop I say they responded to the crash on US 190, near Three Mile Lake Road, shortly after 2:30 a.m.

What was thought to be a single-vehicle crash, upon further investigation, troopers determined there was a second vehicle involved. 

A state police spokesman says 22-year-old Brittany Coupel, of Opelousas, came forward and informed police she was driving a vehicle that collided with Quebedeaux's vehicle at the time of the crash.

Investigators say Coupel was traveling eastbound in the right lane of U.S. 190 when she failed to negotiate a curve, causing her to enter into the left eastbound lane and collide with the victim's vehicle. 

After impact, Coupel fled the scene of the crash, troopers say.

Troopers arrested Coupel for vehicular homicide, obstruction of justice, and hit-and-run driving. She was booked into the St. Landry Parish Jail.
 

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