Two women were killed in a car crash in Claiborne Parish Wednesday afternoon.
Louisiana State Troopers say it happened around 4:30 p.m. on Highway 79 at Pine Hill Road. Troopers say a 2003 Honda Accord driven by 80-year-old Donald L. Perkins was heading north on Highway 79 when Perkins lost control of the car swerving to the left side of the roadway. Troopers say the car crashed into a tree.
Troopers say both passengers 81-year-old Mae G. Perkins and 95-year-old Marcella A. George were pronounced dead at the scene. Both women were wearing their seatbelts. Perkins was taken to LSU Medical Center with moderate injuries.
Troopers say routine toxicology tests are pending. The crash is still under investigation.
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