Natchitoches Parish Sheriff’s Deputies, Louisiana State Police, Natchitoches Regional Medical Center EMS, Natchitoches Parish Fire District #2 and SWEPCO responded to a single-vehicle crash on La. Hwy 156 close to the Mammy Trail near Goldonna Feb. 1 at 8 a.m.
Deputies say 25-year-old Whitney Winn of Campti was operating a 2008 Chevrolet Impala traveling eastbound on La. Hwy 156 when she apparently lost control of the vehicle leaving the roadway on the right side striking a utility pole.
Winn’s two children were passengers in the vehicle.
The impact of the crash caused two utility poles to break, at which time, the poles and power lines fell on and along the roadway causing power outages to area including Goldonna Elementary School.
Just minutes after the crash, a second vehicle 2010 Toyota pickup truck operated by sixty-seven-year-old Larry Easterling of Goldonna traveling through the area became tangled in the power lines hanging above the roadway.
SWEPCO was contaced and responded to the scene immediately while Easterling remained in his vehicle.
SWEPCO arrived on scene insuring it was safe for Mr. Easterling to exit his vehicle.
Deputies say there were no injuries although EMS checked all parties at the scene.
The power outage caused early class dismissals at Goldonna Elementary School.
NPSO Deputies assisted SWEPCO officials with traffic while they restored power to the area until approximately 12:07pm.
The crash is being investigated by Troopers assigned to LSP Troop-E Alexandria.