Desoto Crash Claims Life Of Unrestrained Driver
On July 26, 2012, shortly after 7:30 a.m., Louisiana State Police Troop G investigated a two-vehicle crash on U.S. Highway 84, at the intersection with I-49 that claimed the life of a Coushatta Woman.
The preliminary investigation revealed that a 2004 Kenworth driven by 27-year-old John Cline of Longview, TX was traveling south on Interstate 49, when he exited to US Highway 84. For reasons still under investigation, Cline failed to stop at the stop sign. Cline entered the intersection, and his vehicle was struck on the driver’s side by a west bound 2008 Chevrolet Impala driven by 23-year old Carly Deemer of Coushatta.
Deemer and her passenger 19-year old Georgia Wilson also of Coushatta, were not restrained. Deemer was pronounced dead at the scene by the DeSoto Parish Coroner. Wilson sustained serious injuries from the crash and was flown by Life Air to LSUHSC in Shreveport for treatment.
Toxicology samples were obtained and submitted for analysis. Cline was cited for failure to obey a stop sign. This crash remains under investigation.
The majority of fatal and serious injury crashes involve occupants who are not wearing seat belts. Louisiana state law requires vehicle occupants in every seating position to be properly restrained. The simple task of buckling up saves lives. Buckle up Louisiana. Every trip. Every time.