Tragedy in Haughton Saturday night leaves two people dead and two others hurt. Bossier Parish deputies were called to a head-on crash in the 3000 block of Bellevue Road in Haughton late Saturday night.

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Louisiana State Police have identified the victims as 54-year-old Holly Budd and her husband 76-year-old Noel William Budd.

The accident happened just after 9:00 p.m. Saturday night on Bellevue Road near Pease Meadow Road.

Holly Budd was driving a Nissan Rogue northbound on Bellevue Road.  At the same time, a 2018 Nissan Pathfinder was headed south. Holly Budd ran off the roadway and overcorrected causing her to slam into the Pathfinder.

Holly and Noel, who were unrestrained, suffered fatal injuries and were pronounced dead on the scene by the Bossier Parish Coroner.  Both occupants in the Pathfinder were wearing seat belts and were transported to Ochsner LSU Health Shreveport. The driver received non-life-threatening injuries, and the passenger suffered life-threatening injuries.

Impairment is not suspected to be a factor in this crash; however, routine toxicology samples were taken and submitted for analysis.  The crash remains under investigation.

In 2022, Troop G has investigated 24 fatal crashes, resulting in 26 deaths.

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