NATCHITOCHES, La. (KTAL/KMSS) -Two women suffered injuries in a head-on collision on Louisiana Highway 6 East near Natchitoches Sunday morning, according to the Natchitoches Parish Sheriff’s Office.
Lauren Buchner, 22, of St. Maurice and4 40-year-old Melissa McClaine Donaway of Campti were injured in the crash and taken by ambulance from the scene to Natchitoches Regional Medical Center with moderate non-life-threatening injuries.
At approximately 5:25 a.m. Sunday, NPSO Deputy Collin Crow was patrolling on Highway 6 East near Payne Sub-Division when he rolled up on a two-vehicle head-on crash. Reportedly, the road was blocked.
At that point, additional NPSO units responded, along with Louisiana State Police troopers and Natchitoches Regional Medical Center EMS.
According to LSP, a Buchner was driving a 2015 Kia passenger car eastbound on Highway 6 when, for reasons under investigation, she apparently drifted across the centerline. Donaway, who was driving a 2017 Chrysler 300 took evasive action, which resulted in the Kia striking the Chrysler head-on near the centerline.
Both women were transported from the scene to Natchitoches Regional Medical Center with moderate non-life threatening injuries.
Chemical Test results are pending.
Louisiana State Police Troop E Trooper D. Morvant investigated the crash.
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