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18-year-old Washington teen killed in two-vehicle crash Friday night

EVANGELINE PARISH - An 18-year-old female from St. Landry Parish was killed in a two-vehicle crash Friday night.

According to Louisiana State Police, the crash occurred around 10:30 p.m. on LA 104 at Beacon Road in Evangeline Parish. 

18-year-old McKenzie Dupre of Washington, La.was not wearing a seat belt when the crash occurred, according to State Police, and sustained critical injuries as a result.  

She was transported to a local hospital where she was pronounced dead, police said. 

Following the initial investigation, State Police Master Trooper Brooks David says that the crash occurred as Dupre was driving a Toyota Camry northbound on Beacon Road at the intersection of LA 104.

At the same time, 69-year-old James Fontenot of Mamou, La. was driving a Ford F-150 eastbound on LA 104.

David said Dupre proceeded through the intersection and her Camry was struck by the F-150. 

Fontenot was wearing a seat belt and sustained minor injuries.

He too was transported to a local hospital where he was treated for his injuries.

Impairment is not suspected to be a factor in the crash, however standard toxicology samples were taken from taken from Dupre and Fontenot and submitted to the LSP Crime Lab for analysis.

The crash remains under investigation.


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