NATCHITOCHES PARISH, La. (Louisiana State Police) - The following is a news release by Louisiana State Police.
A single-vehicle crash killed a woman from Alexandria on Sunday night who was not wearing a seat belt.
Troopers responded to the crash around 7:30 p.m. on Interstate 49, north of LA Hwy 174. The crash involved a 2001 Honda SUV, driven by Delissa Y. Horn, 52. The Honda was northbound on Interstate 49 when it experienced a tire failure. As a result, Horn reacted by oversteering and lost control. The vehicle then collided with a guardrail and overturned.
Horn was ejected during the crash and sustained serious injuries. She was transported to Ochsner LSU Health in Shreveport where she was pronounced dead.
Routine toxicology tests are pending. The crash remains under investigation.
Louisiana State Police reminds motorists to buckle up, because not wearing a seat belt remains the leading cause of death in motor vehicle crashes.
Troop E Troopers have investigated 18 fatal crashes in 2019, resulting in 20 fatalities.