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Head-On Crash on I-10 Near Crowley, LA Claims Three Lives



MONROE, La. – From Louisiana State Police – Shortly before 12:00 A.M., on April 7, 2021, 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 travel on I-10 before colliding with another vehicle head-on. Shortly after the initial impact, a Ford F250 collided with 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 deceased 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.
Troop I has investigated 20 fatal crashes resulting in 25 deaths in 2021.