Fatal weekend accident
An accident involving a semi and a passenger vehicle claimed the life of a Louisiana woman this weekend, DPS reports.
According to a media release from DPS Trooper Stephanie Davis, 26-year-old Jessica Lynn Torres of DeRidder, La. was traveling westbound on FM 363 between Bleakwood and Bon Weir at approximately 5:15 p.m. on Sunday, March 16, when her 2003 Toyota Camry crossed the double yellow line into eastbound traffic striking a 2001 International truck tractor semi-trailer head on. After the collision, Trooper Davis reports, oil and diesel leaked onto the roadway. TxDOT and HazMat crews were dispatched to remove the leaked oil and diesel from the roadway.
Torres, who was reportedly not wearing her seatbelt at the time of impact, was ejected from the car. She was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident. The semi driver was not injured.