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Three Dead in Head on Crash in Acadia Parish

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Louisiana State Police Troop I was notified of a four-vehicle crash on Interstate 10 near mile marker 77 (west of Crowley) in Acadia Parish.

Posted: Apr 9, 2021 8:02 AM
Updated: Apr 12, 2021 8:02 AM

UPDATE: The two other deceased individuals have been identified as 27-year-old Derrell W. Smith, Jr. of Lake Charles and 24-year-old Kelsie Murphy of Crowley.


Louisiana State Police Troop I was notified of a four-vehicle crash on Interstate 10 near mile marker 77 (west of Crowley) in Acadia Parish. The crash claimed the life of two drivers and an occupant in one of the vehicles. One of the deceased drivers has been identified as 25-year-old Sadie Fontenot of Eunice.

The preliminary investigation by State Police revealed a vehicle was traveling east in the westbound lanes of  I-10 before hitting another vehicle head-on. Shortly after the initial impact, a Ford F250 hit one of the vehicles. Debris from the crashes caused minor damage to a passing 18-wheeler.

Due to the severity of the crash, seat belt usage on the part of the deceased driver and passenger was unable to be determined and those occupants have yet to be positively identified at this time. A passenger in one of the vehicles was properly restrained and was transported to a local hospital in critical condition. Fontenot was not restrained and was pronounced dead at the scene by the Acadia Parish Coroner’s Office. The driver of the F250 and 18-wheeler were both properly restrained and reported no injuries. Those drivers also submitted breath samples which indicated no alcohol present.

This crash remains under investigation. Updates will be released as information becomes available.

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