Unrestrained Cottonport woman killed in crash
On Tuesday, August 7, a crash involving two vehicles in the Moncla area killed a woman from Cottonport that was not wearing a seat belt.
According to State Police Troop E, troopers responded to the crash around 9:30 p.m., which occurred on La. Hwy 107, near La Hwy 1192. The crash involved a 2005 Buick LeSabre, driven by April B. Lemoine, age 24, and a 2017 Chevrolet pickup, driven by Paige N. Lucas, age 27, of Marksville. The Buick was northbound on La. Hwy 107 when Lemoine lost control and crossed the centerline into the southbound lane. This action resulted in the Buick colliding head-on with the southbound Chevrolet.
Lemoine, who was not wearing a seat belt, was pronounced dead.
Lucas was wearing a seat belt and was not injured.
Routine toxicology tests are pending. The crash remains under investigation.
Louisiana State Police would like to take this opportunity to remind/inform motorists that properly wearing your seat belt will dramatically reduce your chance of being injured or killed in a crash. We ask you to take one second to “buckle up!” Louisiana law requires that every person in a vehicle, regardless of seating position, always remain buckled up. Not wearing a seat belt remains the leading cause of death in motor vehicle crashes.
In 2018, Troop E has investigated 31 fatal crashes resulting in 32 deaths.