AVOYELLES PARISH (KALB) - An Opelousas woman is dead following a pickup truck crash South of Simmesport Friday afternoon.
State Police said Marie E. Bernard, 76, died after the pickup she was riding in crashed around 4:05 p.m. on LA Hwy. 105. Robert A. Dupre, 53, also of Opelousas, was the driver of the pickup, which was heading north when he lost control, and the pickup left the road, hit a culvert and overturned.
Bernard was taken to a local hospital, where she was pronounced dead. Dupre, who had minor injuries, was charged with careless operation. Troopers said another passenger also had minor injuries. State Police will continue to investigate the crash, and routine toxicology tests are pending.