Juvenile escapes serious injury during crash on Hwy. 494

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A 16-year-old juvenile escaped serious injury during a single-vehicle crash on Hwy. 494 south of Natchitoches May 9 at 6:33 pm, according to the Natchitoches Parish Sheriff’s Office.

NPSO Patrol Division deputies, State Police, and Natchitoches Regional Medical Center EMS responded to 911 reports of a single-vehicle injury crash on Hwy. 494 just north of Plantation Point.

Deputies say during the preliminary investigation, they learned a 16-year-old Natchez female juvenile operating a 1985 Chevrolet Caprice was traveling eastbound on Hwy. 494 toward Natchitoches when she apparently lost control, left the roadway on the left side, and struck a utility pole, which caused the vehicle to over-turn. It came to a rest upside down in an open field.

The operator of the vehicle was transported from the scene by EMS to Natchitoches Regional Medical Center with what is believed to be minor non-life threatening injuries.

Swepco and Suddenlink also responded to the scene to repair utilities.

Troopers assigned to LSP Troop-E Alexandria investigated the crash.

One thought on “Juvenile escapes serious injury during crash on Hwy. 494

  1. I live on 494 & the speeding is incredible. My driveway is on a corner & even though I give plenty of warning that I’m turning but still, even yet – there have been many times a rear end hit was a near miss. It’s nothing to see 2 cars drag racing or cars going 70 plus on this highway. After 10PM it’s like the Indy 500! Want to pad the coffers, station an officer on any given Friday or Saturday nite on 494, might even save a few lives.

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