Tragic Wreck in DeSoto Parish Leaves One Dead, Two Hurt
SHREVEPORT, LA - A wreck in Desoto Parish leaves an elderly woman dead and two others were hurt in this crash. It happened on Wednesday just after 2pm on LA Hwy 175 north of LA Hwy 509.
84-year-old Oristene Jackson of Mansfield was driving a pickup northbound when the truck apparently crossed the center line, running into an SUV driven by 70-year-old Priscilla Powell of Hemphill, TX. Jackson died in the crash. She was buckled up. Powell, and a juvenile passenger in the SUV were hurt. Both suffered serious injuries. Louisiana State Police say the child was not properly restrained.
State Police say "children depend on adults to ensure they are properly restrained in an age and weight appropriate car seat or booster seat. Nationally Certified Child Seat Technicians are available across Louisiana to assist you with properly installing your car seat."
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Although impairment is not suspected, routine toxicology samples were collected and will be submitted, which is routine.
This crash remains under investigation.
In 2023, Troop G has investigated 15 fatal crashes, resulting in 15 deaths.
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