Dallas woman killed in Rapides Parish crash

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RAPIDES PARISH, La. (LSP) - A Dallas, Texas woman is dead following a single-vehicle crash Sunday in Rapides Parish.

State Police said Shawn Richardson, 55, was driving an 18-wheeler south on U.S. Highway 71 at Shirley Road around 3:20 p.m. when she lost control and the truck left the right side of the road. It then overturned. Richardson was pronounced dead at the scene.

Troopers said Richardson was wearing a seatbelt. Routine toxicology tests are pending, and the crash remains under investigation.

There have been 21 fatal crashes with 23 people killed in the Troop E region this year.

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