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Lake Charles woman killed in Jeff Davis Parish crash

Posted at 10:26 PM, Oct 05, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-05 23:26:03-04

A Lake Charles woman is dead following a two-vehicle crash in Jeff Davis Parish.

Louisiana State Police say that on On October 5, 2020, shortly before 3:00 p.m., Troopers responded to a two-vehicle fatal crash at the intersection of LA Hwy 395 and Pecan Orchard Road in Jefferson Davis Parish. The crash claimed the life of 60-year-old Thelma Breaux Huval of Lake Charles.

An investigation revealed a vehicle traveling north on LA 395 crossed the centerline, entered the opposing lane of travel, and began to pass a northbound vehicle. At the same time, a vehicle driven by Huval which was ahead of the northbound vehicle made a left turn onto Pecan Orchard Road. The passing vehicle struck Huval's vehicle on the driver’s side in the southbound lane of travel. The impact caused both vehicles to travel off the left side of the roadway and come to rest in a ditch.

Huval was properly restrained at the time of the crash and was transported to an area hospital where she died of her injuries. The driver of the other vehicle sustained minor injuries and was transported to an area hospital.

Impairment is unknown as a factor at this time and toxicology reports are pending.

The crash remains under investigation.

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