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BOSSIER PARISH, LA (KSLA) -
A plea for help after two cars collide in Bossier Parish. That's what you hear on the 911 call made by a man who came upon the head-on collision that happened Monday where Bellevue and Parker roads meet.
KSLA News 12 requested the only 911 call made on Monday seconds after that deadly crash happened.
In the audio provided by Bossier Parish Communications, a man with a shaky and panicked voice can be heard giving the location of the crash.
The 911 operator calls Troop G State Police with the caller on the line and can be heard telling Troop G that an ambulance is being dispatched.
Louisiana State Patrol Troop G Investigators say the crash happened about 3 p.m.
Their preliminary investigation reveals that a 2001 Honda Odyssey driven by Kaitlin Smith, 17, of Haughton, was traveling south on Bellevue Road when she entered a curve "at a high rate of speed and lost control of her vehicle."
Smith's car then left the roadway and she over-corrected, causing her car to re-enter the roadway, cross the center line, and hit a 2003 Dodge Ram driven by Eddie La Croix, 43, head-on, Troopers say.
Danielle Bullick, a teacher at Haughton High School, describes Kaitlin as "Very responsible, the kind of student every teacher wants. She was the top 10 percent of her class."
"I think that everyone is still in shock and it's going to be a difficult challenge in the days to come," said Bullick.
Counselors were made available to students at Haughton High School to help them cope with their loss.
KSLA News 12 also reached out to a reported friend of Eddie La Croix and his family but was not able to schedule an interview.
Smith and La Croix were wearing seatbelts during the crash but suffered fatal injuries, Troopers say, adding that there were no other occupants in either vehicle.
Troopers say excessive speed is suspected to be a factor in the crash. They took toxicology samples for analysis as their investigation continues.
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