2 killed, injured in Highway 79 crash

Thursday, May 17, 2012 - 1:12pm

Earlier today, a single vehicle crash killed two women and moderately injured a man.

Troopers responded to the crash around 4:30 pm, which occurred on US Hwy 79 at Pine Hill Road. The crash involved a 2003 Honda Accord, driven by Donald L. Perkins (B/M 80 yrs) of Haynesville, LA. The Honda was north bound on US Hwy 79 when Perkins lost control and exited the left side of the roadway. After exiting the roadway, the vehicle collided with a tree.

Perkins received moderate injuries and was transported to LSU Medical Center in Shreveport. Mae G. Perkins (B/F 81 yrs) of Haynesville, LA and Marcella A. George (B/F 95 yrs) of New Orleans, LA were passengers in the Honda. Both were wearing their seatbelts and both were pronounced dead.

Routine toxicology tests are pending. The crash remains under investigation.



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