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2 killed in weekend wreck in Louisiana

March 11, 2019

LETTSWORTH, La. (AP) — Louisiana State police say two people died when their car hit the rear axle of a log truck which was making a wide right turn into a driveway.

A news release says the wreck happened around 12:30 a.m. Saturday near Lettsworth in Pointe Coupee Parish, about 45 miles northwest of Baton Rouge.

Police say 35-year-old Brandon Wright and 36-year-old Erica Thomas, both of Batchelor, died at the scene. The truck driver was not hurt.

Police say the log truck was heading south on Louisiana Highway 1 when it crossed the center line. Wright’s northbound Mercedes C350 hit the truck and ran off the road, hit a ditch and overturned in a canal.

The crash remains under investigation. Police say charges are pending.

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