2 people dead in Haughton crash

Tuesday, April 2, 2013 - 12:19pm

On Monday, shortly after 3:00 p.m., Louisiana State Police investigated a two-vehicle crash on Bellevue Road at Parker Road in Bossier Parish that killed two people.

The investigation revealed that a car driven by Kaitlin Smith, 17, of Haughton was traveling south on Bellevue Road when she turned a curve at a high speed and lost control of her vehicle. 

Smith’s vehicle then exited the roadway and she over-corrected, causing her vehicle to re-enter the roadway, cross the center line, and hit a truck driven by Eddie La Croix, 43, head-on.  

Smith and La Croix were restrained at the time of the crash and sustained fatal injuries.  There were no additional occupants in either vehicle.

Toxicology samples were taken and submitted for analysis. 

The collision remains under investigation.

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