Franklinton man dies in 3-vehicle crash

Published 10:42 am Thursday, January 28, 2021

On Wednesday, shortly before 6 p.m., Louisiana State Police Troop L began investigating a fatal crash on Louisiana Highway 10 just west of the Franklinton city limits in Washington Parish. The crash claimed the life of Shane D. Hunt, 54, of Franklinton.

Trooper Jeremy Price said that the initial investigation revealed that Hunt was eastbound on Highway 10 in a 2007 Ford Focus when a westbound 2007 Chevrolet Tahoe, driven by Christina L. Goings, 38, crossed the center line in front of him. The vehicles impacted and exited the roadway. Debris from the collision was thrown towards and impacted an eastbound 2019 Lexus 350.

Price said that Hunt was restrained during the crash and transported to a local area hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries. Goings was unrestrained during the crash and transported to a local hospital for her injuries, he said.

Impairment is not suspected to be a factor in the crash. As part of the ongoing investigation, blood samples were taken from Hunt and Goings for scientific analysis.

Price said that Goings would be booked into the Washington Parish Jail after she is released from the hospital. She is charged with no seat belt, driving left of center, and negligent homicide.