JEFFERSON DAVIS PARISH (KLFY) – State Police have identified the victims in Wednesday evening’s fatal crash on I-10 between Welsh and Lacassine as Turkish nationals.
Seargent James Anderson with State Police Troop D says the Mazda that crossed the median was driven by 21-year-old Tugbanur Karatas.
Karatas was accompanied by two female passengers and a third male passenger.
Anderson says 22-year-old Ozge Nur Mollaahmetoglu and 21-year-old Didem Deniz, were killed in the crash.
25-year-old Faith Turhan was transported from the scene with serious injuries.
Anderson adds that all of the occupants in the vehicle had U.S. visas.
The crash remains under investigation.