2 adults, toddler from Olla killed in crash with 18-wheeler on Hwy 127

LASALLE PARISH, La. (LSP) - Two adults and a toddler from Olla have passed away following a two-vehicle crash that occurred on Hwy 127 on Monday.

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Louisiana State Police said around 11:30 a.m., a 17-year-old juvenile was driving southbound on Hwy 127 with three passengers. When she slowed down to make a right turn, her vehicle collided with a southbound 18-wheeler driven by Joseph Pardue, 33, of Georgetown. After the impact, the juvenile’s vehicle overturned and the 18-wheeler collided with a tree.

The juvenile driver was not wearing a seat belt. Due to sustained moderate injuries, she was transported to Rapides Regional Trauma Center.

Her three passengers, identified as Vicki Sears, 45, Brittney Martin, 24, and a three-year-old toddler, were pronounced dead at the scene. The toddler was properly restrained in a child safety seat, but the two adults were not wearing a seat belt.

Pardue was wearing his seat belt and sustained moderate injuries. He was transported to Hardtner Medical Center for treatment.

Routine toxicology tests and charges are pending. The crash remains under investigation.

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