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Two dead in multi vehicle head-on crash on LA 16

BATON ROUGE, La. (LOCAL 33) (FOX 44) - Louisiana State Police responded to a fatal two vehicle head-on crash on LA 16 Saturday evening. 

Around 5:40 p.m. troopers arrived on the scene in St. Helena Parish to find two drivers had died from their injuries. 

The crash claimed the life of 30 year-old Ronette Spann of Baton Rouge and 47-year-old Independence resident James Dorsey.

Troopers investigated and found that the crash occurred as Spann was driving a 2015 Nissan Altima eastbound on LA 16. 

Spann’s vehicle crossed into the westbound lanes and crashed head-on into a 1998 Ford F-150 driven by Dorsey. 

Troopers said neither driver was wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash. 

Spann and Dorsey sustained fatal injuries and were pronounced dead at the scene by the St. Helena Parish Coroner’s Office.  

Blood samples were obtained and will be sent to the Louisiana State Police Crime Lab for analysis.

Troopers would like to remind drivers to always wear a seatbelt, never drive impaired, and to avoid distractions.  


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