UPDATE: State Police identify woman and child killed in St. Landry Parish crash

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UPDATE: A woman and child were killed in a single-vehicle crash this morning, State Police said.

Shortly before 8 a.m. on November 16, 2018, Troop I was notified of a fatal crash on LA Hwy 95 near Linzay Rd. in St. Landry Parish.

The crash claimed the life of 31-year-old Linsey Carriere and a passenger, 6-year-old Chloe Carriere, both of Eunice.

The preliminary investigation revealed Carriere was driving a 2003 Ford Expedition southbound on LA Hwy 95, passing another vehicle. Carriere failed to negotiate a curve and traveled off the left side of the roadway, troopers said.  The vehicle entered a ditch, overturned, and struck a utility pole before coming to rest upside down.

Linsey Carriere was not properly restrained and was ejected from the vehicle. Both Linsey and Chloe Carriere were pronounced dead at the scene by the St. Landry Parish Coroner’s Office. A 3-year-old passenger was airlifted to a local hospital with moderate injuries.

Proper child restraint usage is unknown at this time, State Police said. Impairment is not suspected, but routine toxicology tests are pending. This crash remains under investigation.

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