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State Police: 25-year-old Eunice woman killed in four-vehicle crash on I-10

Crash claimed three lives, troopers say
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Posted at 1:04 AM, Apr 08, 2021
and last updated 2021-04-08 22:16:58-04

UPDATE: State Police have identified one of the victims in a four-vehicle crash Thursday morning on I-10 in Acadia Parish as 25-year-old Sadie Fontenot of Eunice.

According to troopers, the crash claimed three lives: two drivers and an occupant in one of the vehicles.

Investigators say that the crash was the result of a vehicle traveling east in the westbound lane that collided with another car head-on. Two people in that vehicle were killed. Shortly after the initial impact, a Ford F250 collided with one of the vehicles, troopers say. Debris from the crashes caused minor damage to a passing 18-wheeler.

Due to the severity of the crash, seat belt usage on the part of the deceased driver and passenger was unable to be determined, according to investigators, and those occupants have yet to be positively identified at this time. A passenger in one of the vehicles was properly restrained and transported to a local hospital in critical condition.

Fontenot was not properly restrained and was pronounced deceased at the scene by the Acadia Parish Coroner's Office. The driver of the F250 and 18-wheeler were both properly restrained and reported no injuries. Those drivers also submitted breath samples, which indicated no alcohol present.

I-10 West was closed at Mile Marker 77 (before LA 1120) for several hours as crews investigated the scene.

The crash remains under investigation; updates will be released when more information becomes available.

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