Two vehicle crash leaves one dead

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A two vehicle crash occurred before 6 pm Tuesday evening, the wreck took place on I-10 North Frontage Road by Louisiana Highway 102 near Jennings

A 2010 Kenworth wastewater truck was traveling west on I-10 North Frontage Road in a curve when the truck crossed the centerline into the eastbound lane of travel. The truck was driven by 25-year-old Michael Lee of Woodville, Texas.

Officials say as Lee attempted to steer his vehicle back into the westbound lane of travel, he lost control causing the vehicle to roll onto an eastbound 2003 Chevrolet Cavalier. 

58-year-old Barbara Labouve of Jennings, was driving the Cavalier.  Labouve sustained fatal injuries as a result of the crash and was pronounced dead at the scene by the Jefferson Davis Parish Coroner’s Office.

A passenger in the car was seriously injured and flown to a Lafayette hospital for treatment.  Lee sustained minor injuries and was cited for careless operation. 

Authorities say all occupants were wearing seatbelts.

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