Rapides Parish (KTVE/KARD) (11/19/20)— On November 18, 2020, at approximately 2:30 p.m., Louisiana State Police Troop E responded to a single-vehicle crash on U.S. Highway 165 south of Woodworth.
This crash claimed the life of 62-year-old Kathryn R. Smith of Oakdale, who was not wearing a seat belt.
The initial investigation revealed a 2010 Mercury Milan, driven by Smith, was traveling southbound on U.S. Highway 165.
For reasons still under investigation, Smith lost control of her vehicle, exited the roadway, and struck a culvert.
As a result, Smith sustained life-threatening injuries and was transported to a local hospital, where she ultimately succumbed to her injuries.
A toxicology sample was obtained and submitted for analysis. The crash remains under investigation.