One killed

A Homer woman died Thursday in a wreck on U.S. 79 near the Claiborne-Webster parish line.

A Homer, LA, woman was killed and six other people were hurt at 2:30 p.m. Thursday in a two-vehicle wreck on U.S. 79 just south of the Claiborne-Webster Parish line.

According to Louisiana State Police report, a 2001 Chevrolet Tahoe, driven by Francisco Valdez-Ramirez, 24, of Haughton, LA was traveling south on U.S. 79. While he attempted to pass other southbound vehicles in a no-passing zone, his vehicle collided with a northbound 2017 Hyundai Accent, driven by Kayomoniqic George, 31.

George received fatal injuries during the crash despite being properly restrained.

Valdez-Ramirez, who was properly restrained, received serious injuries during the crash and was transported to a local hospital. Five other passengers in the Chevrolet Tahoe received moderate to serious injuries during the crash and were also transported to local hospitals.

Impairment on the part of Valdez-Ramirez is suspected to be a factor in the crash. Toxicology samples were obtained from both drivers and will be submitted for analysis. This crash remains under investigation.

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