UPDATE: Officials say the second driver died from the accident.
Louisiana State Police say 45-year-old Richard Mayeux of Westlake , the driver of the Chevrolet Avalanche has died.
Despite having worn his seat belt, LSP say Mayeux ultimately suffered fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased on January 5th at a local hospital.
PRAIRIE RONDE, La. (KLFY) — A two-vehicle crash claimed the life of a Ville Platte woman on La. 103 at McGuffy Road in St. Landry Parish today (Jan. 5).
Stephanie Soileau, 57, of Ville Platte, was taken to a local hospital in critical condition before dying from her injuries. She was wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash.
Louisiana State Police TFC Thomas Gossen said the crash took place shortly after 12:15 p.m. Soileau was driving north on La. 103 in a 2014 Nissan Maxima when she crossed the centerline in a curve. Her car struck a southbound 2005 Chevy Avalanche. The driver of Avalanche was wearing a seatbelt and was taken to a local hospital with serious injuries.
Impairment is unknown for both parties, but toxicology samples were taken. The crash remains under investigation.