UPDATE: 62-year-old Melinda Harrington of Kaplan has been identified as the victim who died in Monday night's fatal crash on LA Hwy 14 near Huckleberry Road in Vermilion Parish.

Louisiana State Police Trooper Thomas Gossen says Harrington was traveling in a suburban eastbound on LA 14 while Michael Savoy was traveling in a truck in the opposite direction. Gossen says, for reasons still under investigation, Savoy's truck crossed the center lines and collided with Harrington's suburban.

Investigators say Harrington was wearing a seat belt; Savoy was unrestrained and suffered serious injuries.

Authorities are continuing to investigate as toxicology samples were taken from both drivers.


Louisiana State Police are reporting that one person was killed and three people were injured in a crash that happened about 10:30 Monday night on Highway 14. State Police say the crash occurred in the vicinity of Huckleberry Road.

Preliminary reports do not describe what happened at the scene only that there was one person fatally injured in the two-vehicle crash. Three people were transported to a local hospital following the crash. Those injuries were not thought to be life-threatening.

Few details have been released on the crash. Those will likely be released, along with the identity of the victim later today. State Police say their investigation into the crash is ongoing.

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