82-year-old woman killed during early morning crash in Acadia Parish

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Friday, October 18, 2013 - 1:11pm

An 82-year-old woman from Lake Arthur was killed during a crash on LA Hwy 100 at LA Hwy 91, according to the Louisiana State Police.

The crash happened shortly before 8:00 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 18. We’re told Elizabeth Scott, 55, of Iota, pulled out in front of a vehicle while attempting to make a left turn.

The driver of the vehicle that hit Scott was uninjured, as was Scott. However, Scott’s passenger, Gloria Pousson, sustained fatal injuries.

It is unknown if impairment was a factor in the crash; however, Troopers have obtained toxicology samples and they will be submitted to the State Police Crime Lab for analysis.

This crash remains under investigation.

Last year, 62% of the fatal crashes investigated by Troop I involved some form of impairment. While results are still pending in this crash, Troopers remind drivers about the dangers of impaired driving. Even after having just one drink, decision making abilities are hindered. Make the responsible decision every time, don’t drink and drive.


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