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Ville Platte couple killed Saturday in Pointe Coupee Parish crash

Fatal crash
Posted at 6:36 AM, Feb 24, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-24 07:36:47-05

A Saturday morning crash in Pointe Coupee Parish has claimed the life of a Ville Platte couple.

Troopers say the single-vehicle fatal crash happened February 22 around 6:30 am on US Hwy 190 west of LA Hwy 81.

48-year-old Jason Wilson and 49-year-old Atrina Wilson of Ville Platte were killed in the crash.

An investigation by State Police revealed that the crash occurred while the Wilsons were traveling westbound on US Hwy 90. For reasons still under investigation, the vehicle exited the roadway to the right and overturned.

After overturning, troopers say the vehicle struck a tree bordering the roadway.

Both Jason and Atrina Wilson were unrestrained at the time of the crash and suffered fatal injuries.

The two were pronounced dead at the scene.

Impairment is unknown, but toxicology samples were taken for analysis.

The crash remains under investigation.