Driver killed in head-on crash in Vermilion Parish

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Kaplan, La. (KLFY)– A Kaplan woman died in a late-night crash, State Police said.

Authorities say the two-vehicle crash happened on La. Hwy 14 near Huckleberry Road in Vermilion Parish. The crash claimed the life of 62-year-old Melinda Harrington.

A preliminary investigation revealed a truck, driven by Michael Savoy, of Kaplan, was traveling West on La. 14.  At the same time, car driven by Harrington, was traveling East on La. 14.  For reasons still under investigation, Savoy crossed the center lines and struck Harrington’s car head-on.

Troopers say Savoy was unrestrained and suffered serious injuries. Harrington was restrained but suffered fatal injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene by the Vermilion Parish Coroner’s Office. Toxicology samples were taken from the drivers and results are pending.

This crash remains under investigation, state police said.

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