Pitkin woman killed in Vernon Parish ATV crash

Louisiana State Police is investigating a fatal crash that occurred on Webster Maricle Road
Louisiana State Police is investigating a fatal crash that occurred on Webster Maricle Road
Published: Aug. 14, 2022 at 9:39 PM CDT
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VERNON PARISH, La. (LSP) - Louisiana State Police is investigating a fatal crash that occurred on Webster Maricle Road west of Louisiana Highway 113 that claimed the life of Belinda R. Thompson, 62, of Pitkin.

Around 7 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 13, LSP responded to a crash involving a 2004 John Deere ATV, driven by Thompson. For reasons still under investigation, Thompson’s ATV experienced a tire malfunction, which caused the ATV to overturn several times ejecting Thompson from the ATV.

LSP reports that Thompson sustained severe injuries and was transported to a local hospital for treatment where she later succumbed to her injuries.

In 2022, Troop E has investigated 27 fatal crashes, resulting in 29 deaths.

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