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A fatal crash on U.S. Highway 71 north of Campti leaves 1 dead



NATCHITOCHES PARISH, La. According to the police officials, the crash happened around 10:25 p.m. on Saturday, May 29.

A 2018 Mitsubishi was traveling southbound on U.S. 71.

It was driven by by Karmelita Higgins.

Her vehicle traveled off the highway and struck a tree, ejecting her from the vehicle.

The 41-year-old woman was unrestrained and pronounced dead at the scene.

A toxicology sample was obtained and submitted for analysis.

The investigation is ongoing.

This story will be updated when new information is available.