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Fifth person dies in Louisiana crash

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EUNICE, La. (AP) - State police say a fifth person has died of injuries suffered in a head-on collision Friday in Acadia Parish.

Trooper Stephen Hammons says 24-year-old Joshua Lejeune, of Port Barre, died Saturday.

Troopers say 44-year-old Laura Bartram and her 23-year-old son, Justin, both of Opelousas, died at the scene.

Hammons said the Bartrams and Lejeune were passengers in a car driven by 22-year-old Jacob Courville, of Eunice. Hammons say the car cross the center line of La. Highway 13 just south of Eunice and struck an SUV head-on. Hammons says Courville was pronounced dead at the scene.

A passenger in the SUV, 29-year-old Jamie Prejean, of Mamou, was also pronounced dead at the scene.

The sole survivor of the wreck, the driver of the SUV, suffered moderate injuries.

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