State Police say a 27-yr-old woman was killed in a crash on Hwy 1 in Pointe Coupee Parish last night.
It happened after 7:00pm on April 25, 2022, troopers responded to a two-vehicle fatal crash on LA Hwy 78 west of LA Hwy 1 in Pointe Coupee Parish. Amber Crawford, 27, of Ventress was killed in the crash.
Troopers said Andre Slaughter, 34, of New Roads and his five passengers were traveling west on LA Hwy 78 in a 2016 Chrysler 300. At the same time, Crawford was headed east on LA Hwy 78 in a 2017 Ford Fusion.
For reasons still under investigation, Slaughter crossed the centerline into the opposing lane, which resulted in the Chrysler hitting the Ford head-on.
Crawford was not buckled at the time of the crash and died on the scene. Slaughter was also not buckled at the time of the crash and sustained severe injuries.
He was transported to a local hospital for treatment. The five passengers in the Chrysler, who were aged from a 3-year-old to a 13-year-old, were all unrestrained at the time of the crash and sustained severe injuries. They were also transported to a local hospital for treatment.
Toxicology samples were obtained from both drivers for analysis. This crash remains under investigation and charges are pending.