(8/30/18) A Winnsboro woman has lost her life after a fatal crash in Franklin Parish.
Accoring to Louisiana State Police, the accident happened on August 30th at approximately 6:35 a.m. at the intersection of LA Hwy 4 and LA Hwy 865 near the city of Winnsboro.
The preliminary investigation revealed a 2009 Mack garbage truck, driven by 40-year-old Tina Vaughn of Monroe, was traveling south on Brownell Road. For reasons still under investigation, Vaughn pulled onto LA Hwy 4 and struck a 2002 Ford pickup in the driver’s side door that was driven by 42-year-old Labraca Roberts of Winnsboro.
Roberts was pronounced dead at the scene by the Franklin Parish Coroner’s Office.
A toxicology sample was obtained from Roberts and will be submitted for analysis. Alcohol on the part of Vaughn was not a factor.
In 2018, Troop F has investigated 24 fatal crashes resulting in 28 deaths.