Police: 2 women die; Dodge Challenger didn’t yield to semi
CLAY, La. (AP) — State police say two Louisiana women died when the driver failed to yield to oncoming traffic and the car was hit by a tractor-trailer.
Master Trooper Michael Reichardt said in a news release Wednesday that a trucker from Arkansas was injured in the crash Tuesday evening on Louisiana Highway 167 near the Jackson Parish community of Clay.
In a phone interview, Reichardt said investigators don’t know whether the driver of the 2014 Dodge Challenger failed to see the 2015 Mack truck or ignored a yield sign when she turned left on the divided four-lane highway toward Highway 148.
He says 20-year-old Madison Henson of Eros and her passenger, 22-year-old Corinna Hoffman of Shreveport, died at the scene.
Reichardt says the crash injured 56-year-old Jerry Manhart of Camden, Arkansas.