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Two killed in two-vehicle crash near Sulphur

Posted: 8:49 AM, Sep 13, 2019
Updated: 2019-09-13 09:49:49-04
Fatal crash

CALCASIEU PARISH — A two-vehicle crash on LA 108 in Calcasieu Parish Thursday night claimed the lives of two Sulphur residents.

According to State Police, the crash occurred shortly after 8:00 pm Thursday, September 12 on LA 108 at LA 27.

An investigation into the crash revealed that a 2019 Kia Rio was traveling east on La 108 when it failed to yield while turning left onto LA 27. While turning, the Kia crossed the path of a westbound Ford F-150 resulting in the crash.

The driver of the Kia, 43-year-old Billy J. Cornes, and his passenger, 36-year-old Danielle R. Cornes, were pronounced dead at the scene.

State Police say the driver of the F-150 was taken to a local hospital with moderate injuries.

The crash remains under investigation. Toxicology samples were obtained from both drivers for analysis.