Fatal head on collision kills four in Caldwell Parish

MGN
Wednesday, November 13, 2013 - 3:00pm

State troopers responded to a two vehicle fatal crash on November 12, at 2:01 p.m. on US Highway 165 north of Louisiana Highway 4 that claimed the lives of four people.

The preliminary investigation revealed that a vehicle, driven by Allen Atkinson, 23, of Grayson, was traveling north on US Highway 165 when for unknown reasons it crossed the median and struck a Toyota Camry, driven by Bertha Griffin,55, of Columbia, that was traveling south on US Highway 165.

Atkinson and his passenger, Seth Shipp, 21, of Columbia, suffered fatal injuries as a result of the crash and were pronounced dead at the scene by the Caldwell Parish Coroner’s Office.

Bertha Griffin suffered serious injuries and was transported to Citizens Medical Center in Columbia where she died. The passenger in the Toyota, Donald Griffin, 60, suffered fatal injuries as a result of the crash and was pronounced dead at the scene by the Caldwell Parish Coroner’s Office. All four people were wearing their seat belts.

Alcohol use is unknown. Toxicology samples were taken and submitted for analysis. The crash remains under investigation.

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