Two die in Rapides Parish Crash

Car burst into flames after car veered off road

RAPIDES PARISH, La. - Two people died early this morning in a single-vehicle crash in Rapides Parish.

Troopers responded to the crash on LA Hwy 112 near LA Hwy 488 just after midnight.

The crash involved a 2008 Honda Accord that was driving eastbound on LA Hwy 112 when the driver lost control and exited the left side of the roadway.

After exiting the roadway, the vehicle collided with two trees and partially reentered the westbound lane, where it became engulfed in flames.

There were two occupants in the vehicle at the time of the crash; both were pronounced dead at the scene.

The identities of both occupants are being withheld, at this time, pending positive identification by DNA analysis.

It is still unknown whether the occupants were wearing seat belts.

The investigation remains ongoing. Routine toxicology tests are pending.


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