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Two killed in Union Parish crash

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UNION PARISH, La. (KNOE 8 News) - Two people from El Dorado were killed in a single vehicle crash Friday night.

Just before 9:00 PM Friday, LSP Troop F responded to a fatal crash on U.S. Highway 167 south of Louisiana Highway 15.

A 2005 Chevrolet Impala was traveling south on Highway 167 when it went into the median then back onto the road. Troopers say the driver, Shamaka Holmes, 23, of El Dorado, Arkansas, drove into the median a second time, causing the car roll over. The vehicle continued rolling across the median and both northbound lanes. The car stopped on the east side of the highway.

Holmes was properly restrained, but suffered fatal injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene. The passenger, Christopher Welch, 23, also of El Dorado, was not properly restrained and was ejected from the vehicle and suffered fatal injuries.

Alcohol use is not suspected, but a toxicology sample has been submitted for analysis. The crash remains under investigation.

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