WINN PARISH, La. (KNOE) - Authorities say a Louisiana woman was killed in a crash in Winn Parish on Monday.
According to Louisiana State Police, the crash happened around 12:15 p.m. on LA Hwy 34 east of Joyce. They say 78-year-old Martha W. Stone, of Sikes, was heading east on Hwy 34 when she lost control of her car, ran off the road, and hit a tree. She died at the scene. Police say she was not wearing her seatbelt. The crash is still under investigation. Routine toxicology tests are pending.
"Louisiana State Police would like to take this opportunity to remind/inform motorists that properly wearing your seat belt will dramatically reduce your chance of being injured or killed in a crash. We ask you to take one second to “buckle up!” Louisiana law requires that every person in a vehicle, regardless of seating position, always remain buckled up. Not wearing a seat belt remains the leading cause of death in motor vehicle crashes.
"In 2018, Troop E has investigated 46 fatal crashes resulting in 50 deaths."