Alcohol suspected in Natchitoches crash; 1 person dead

NATCHITOCHES, LA (KSLA) – An early morning car crash killed one woman, and left one man seriously injured.  

Louisiana State Troopers responded to the crash around 9:15 am Sunday September 26th, on LA Hwy 490, east of I-49.

Twenty-one year-old Joseph D. Delarcerda was east bound on LA Hwy 490 when he lost control and exited the right side of the roadway, and collided with a tree.

Troopers say Delarcerda was not wearing his seatbelt and received serious injuries.

He was taken to Rapides General Hospital.  His only passenger, Lauren D. Delrie, was not wearing her seatbelt and was pronounced dead at the scene.  

Troopers say that alcohol is suspected in the crash, but it's still under investigation.

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