Authorities reported that a 44-year-old woman lost her life in a traffic accident involving three vehicles in Red River Parish on Nov. 18. Law enforcement officials have charged one of the drivers involved in the wreck with careless driving.
The motor vehicle accident took place on U.S. Highway 71 in the vicinity of Louisiana Highway 784 at approximately 8 p.m., reportedly. According to Louisiana State Police, a northbound sedan on U.S. Highway 71 rear-ended a stationary car that was waiting to turn into a private residence. The force of the impact propelled the car into the path of oncoming traffic, where it was struck head-on by a southbound pickup truck, authorities said.