Benton teen, Plain Dealing man die in head-on crash

Accident happened on Highway 3 at Magnolia Chase Lane

BOSSIER PARISH, La. - A Benton teen and a Plain Dealing man died in a head-on crash in Bossier Parish Saturday evening, according to Louisiana State Police.

Katie Bell, 18, and Roger Erickson of Plain Dealing were pronounced dead at the scene of the accident on Louisiana Highway 3 at Magnolia Chase Lane.

The initial investigation revealed that a 2000 Toyota Camry driven by Bell was traveling south on LA 3 when for reasons still under investigation, she lost control of the vehicle, crossed the median, and collided head-on with a 2002 Hyundia Accent operated by 68-year-old Roger Erickson of Plain Dealing.

Both drivers sustained fatal injuries during the crash and were pronounced dead at the scene by the Bossier Parish Coroner. 

Erickson was not restrained at the time of the crash.  Toxicology samples were obtained and will be submitted for analysis, but impairment is not suspected.  This crash remains under investigation.

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