Troopers say the crash happened around 12:45 p.m on LA Hwy 28 East near US Hwy 84.
The crash involved a 1995 Ford pickup, driven by Margie W. Moore and a 2010 Cadillac DTS, driven by Judith Hewitt of Ferriday, LA. The Ford was westbound on LA Hwy 28 East when Moore initially failed to observe that westbound traffic was slowing. In an apparent effort to avoid a rear end collision, Moore swerved left and crossed the centerline into the eastbound lane. This action resulted in the westbound Ford colliding with the eastbound Cadillac.
Moore was wearing her seatbelt, but was pronounced dead. Her only passenger, identified as Bluith Moore, was wearing his seatbelt and was pronounced dead.
Hewitt was wearing her seatbelt and received moderate/severe injuries. She was transported to Rapides Regional Trauma Center for treatment. Her only passenger, identified as a juvenile of Ferriday, received moderate/severe injuries and was transported to Rapides Regional Trauma Center.
Routine toxicology tests are pending. The crash remains under investigation.
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