Alcohol suspected in fatal head-on crash

Photo Credit: MGN
Photo Credit: MGN

WEBSTER PARISH, La. (KLFY)  A two vehicle crash on LA Highway 157 about one mile west of US Highway 371, has claimed the life of a Plain Dealing woman.

State Police say a preliminary investigation has revealed that 47-year-old Brynton Simmons of Springhill was traveling west on LA 157 in the east bound lane when he collided head-on with an east bound car driven by 46-year-old Kelly Birdwell of Plain Dealing that was traveling in the west bound lane.

Alcohol is suspected to be a factor in this crash and toxicology samples were obtained and will be submitted for analysis.

Police say both drivers were restrained at the time of the crash, but Birdwell sustained life threatening injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene.

 

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