Pineville woman killed in crash on HWY 116 near Rifle Range

RAPIDES PARISH, La. (LSP) - A Pineville woman was killed in a two-vehicle crash that occurred on LA Hwy 116 near Rifle Range Road.

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Around 12:20 p.m. on Sunday, Kayla L. Rachal, 58, pulled her car over onto the eastbound shoulder of LA Hwy 116 near the intersection for Rifle Range. She tried to make a U-turn back onto the highway but entered the path of an oncoming car driven by Clarice Coutee, 32, of Pineville resulting in a collision.

Rachal was initially transported to Rapides Regional Trauma Center with moderate injuries. She was pronounced dead Monday night around 9:30 p.m. She was not wearing a seatbelt.

Coutee was wearing her seatbelt. She was transported to Rapides Regional Trauma Center with minor injuries.

The crash remains under investigation.

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