Wednesday morning crash kills Arkansas woman

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An early morning crash proved fatal for an Arkansas woman Wednesday.

Webster Parish Sheriff’s deputies responded to the call on Germantown Road before 8 a.m.
Louisiana State Trooper Matt Harris says Troop G responded to an area about one mile south of Louisiana Highway 534. The initial investigation revealed a 2004 Chevrolet Impala, driven by Laura Woods, 25, of Emerson, Arkansas, was traveling north on Germantown Road when she crashed into a tree, according to a news release.

“Woods was not restrained at the time of the crash and sustained fatal injuries,” Harris said. “Woods was pronounced dead at the scene by the Webster Parish coroner.”

A toxicology sample was taken from Woods and submitted for analysis, although impairment is not suspected at this time, Harris says.

“Louisiana law requires motor vehicle occupants to be properly restrained in every seating position, day and night,” Harris said. “Wearing a seatbelt significantly reduces the likelihood of being seriously injured or killed as a result of a crash and is the single most effective thing motorists can do to protect themselves. This crash serves as yet another tragic reminder of how important this decision can be.”

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