Gilbert woman dies in head-on crash

GILBERT, La, (KNOE) - A Gilbert woman died Monday after the vehicle she was driving was hit head-on.

Shortly before 3:00 p.m. Monday afternoon, Louisiana State Police troopers responded to a two-vehicle crash on Louisiana Highway 128 just east of US Hwy 425.

The initial investigation by state police revealed 25-year-old Taylor Temple of Winnsboro was driving a 2011 Ford F150 west on LA 128 when, for some unknown reason, the Ford traveled into the eastbound lane of LA 128 and struck a 2004 Chevrolet Silverado, driven by 33-year-old Danelle McNease of Gilbert.

McNease, who was wearing a seat belt, was pronounced dead at the scene by the Franklin Parish Coroner’s Office. Temple, who was not wearing a seatbelt, was transported to a local hospital with injuries.

Routine toxicology samples were obtained and will be submitted for analysis.

The crash remains under investigation.