ETHEL, La. (BRPROUD) – A 32-year-old woman from Ethel lost her life in a Thursday crash, police say.

According to Louisiana State Police, Arieana Sanchez Whitfield was behind the wheel of a 2007 Nissan Xterra as she headed south on LA 19 while a 2014 Mercedes-Benz Sedan was simultaneously traveling north on the same highway. Whitfield shifted into the passing zone to pass a vehicle when she struck the Mercedes vehicle head-on.

The impact of the collision left both Whitfield and the driver of the Mercedes with injuries; police say both were brought to local hospitals for treatment.

Whitfield was pronounced deceased at the hospital. The driver of the Mercedes survived their injuries, which were described as moderate.

According to LSP, toxicology samples were obtained from both drivers and will be submitted for analysis.

The tragic crash remains under investigation.