Gilbert woman killed in head-on crash

GILBERT, La. - (3/12/2018) A Gilbert woman died Monday after the vehicle she was driving was struck head-on.

Shortly before 3:00 p.m. Monday afternoon, Troopers assigned to Louisiana State Police Troop F responded to a two-vehicle crash on Louisiana Highway 128 just east of US Hwy 425.  The initial investigation by State Police revealed 25-year-old Taylor Temple of Winnsboro was driving a 2011 Ford F-150 west on LA 128.  For reasons still under investigation, the Ford traveled into the eastbound lane of LA 128 and struck a 2004 Chevrolet Silverado, driven by 33-year-old Danelle McNease of Gilbert. 

McNease, who was properly restrained, was pronounced dead at the scene by the Franklin Parish Coroner’s Office. Temple, who was unrestrained, was transported to a local hospital with injuries.   

Routine toxicology samples were obtained and will be submitted for analysis. 

The crash remains under investigation.

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