Woman killed in 3-vehicle crash in parish

Published 1:34 pm Tuesday, September 28, 2021

Shortly before 2 p.m. Friday, troopers from Louisiana State Police Troop L began investigating a three vehicle fatality crash on Louisiana Highway 25 south of Louisiana Highway 16 in Washington Parish. The crash claimed the life of Connie Rodriguez, 63, of Franklinton.

According to LSP officials, the initial investigation revealed the crash occurred as Rodriguez was traveling northbound on Highway 25 in a 2007 Chevrolet Tahoe. At the same time, a 2020 Freightliner utility truck and a 2018 Freightliner utility truck were traveling southbound on Highway 25. For reasons still under investigation, Rodriguez crossed the centerline into the opposing lane, which resulted in the Chevrolet side-swiping the 2020 Freightliner and subsequently striking the 2018 Freightliner head-on.

Restraint use on the part of Rodriguez is unknown at this time. The drivers of the Freightliners were properly restrained and sustained minor injuries. As part of the ongoing investigation, toxicology samples were obtained from all three drivers for analysis.