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Deputies investigating fatal crash in Sulphur

Fatal crash
Posted at 2:27 PM, Apr 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-23 15:27:05-04

A Sulphur woman has died following a Wednesday night crash on N. Claiborne Street in Calcasieu Parish.

The Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office says the single-vehicle crash occurred April 22 around 10:00 pm near the intersection of N. Claiborne Street and Sim Portie Road in Sulphur.

The crash claimed the life of 59-year-old Lisa A. Shepard.

Deputies say Shepard was traveling southbound on N. Claiborne Street when her vehicle exited the roadway. The vehicle then struck a road sign and culvert before coming to rest in a ditch.

According to deputies, Shepard became trapped inside the vehicle and had to be extracted by emergency crews.

She was taken to a local hospital where she was later pronounced dead.

Toxicology samples were taken from Shepard for analysis.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.

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