Two women were killed Tuesday in a Jackson Parish, LA, wreck that also involved a Camden, AR, truck driver.
Louisiana State Police said that shortly before 6:30 p.m., they responded to a collision at the intersection of Louisiana 148 and U.S. 167.
The initial investigation by State Police revealed that the crash occurred as a 2014 Dodge Challenger, driven by Madison Henson, 20, of Eros, attempted to make a left turn onto Louisiana 148 from the southbound lanes of U.S. 167. As the Dodge was crossing the northbound lanes of travel, it was struck by a 2015 Mack, driven by Jerry Manhart, 56, of Camden, AR.
After impact, both vehicles came to rest in the grassy median of U.S. 167.
Both Henson and her front seat passenger, Corinna Hoffman, 22, of Shreveport, were pronounced dead at the scene by the Jackson Parish Coroner’s Office.
Both women were properly restrained at the time of the crash. Manhart, who was restrained, was taken to a local hospital with injuries.
Routine toxicology samples were obtained and will be submitted for analysis. The crash remains under investigation.
The wreck scene was in northwest Jackson Parish, just south of Ruston. U.S. 167 at that location is a four-lane road divided by a grass median.