LSP: 14-year-old dies in three-vehicle crash

LSP: 14-year-old dies in three-vehicle crash

WASHINGTON PARISH, LA (WVUE) - Louisiana State Police are investigating a three-car accident that claimed the life of a 14-year-old Folsom girl. The incident occurred Saturday, just after 11 a.m. on Highway 10, east of Franklinton. The teen has been identified as Dericka Wallace.

Police say that 25-year-old Earniesha Lott of Folsom was driving a car east on Hwy 10, west of Hwy 439 when she tried to pass an SUV, driven by 42-year-old Carla Jordan of Franklinton, in a no-passing zone. As Lott tried to pass the SUV, her car collided with a westbound SUV, driven by 38-year-old Steven Hodges of Bogalusa.

According to police, Wallace was the left rear passenger in Lott's car and was not properly restrained at the time of the crash. Wallace was pronounced dead on the scene by the Washington Parish Coroner's Office.

Two other juveniles in Lott's car were properly restrained at the time of the crash and suffered no injuries, police say. Both Hodges and Jordan, in addition to, two juvenile passengers in Jordan's SUV, were all properly restrained and suffered minor injuries in the crash.

Detectives do not believe impairment played a role in the crash. All three drivers participated in breath tests and all tests showed no traces of alcohol. Lott was arrested for negligent homicide of Wallace, passing in a no passing zone and driving with a suspended license. She was also booked for an outstanding warrant from the Kenner Police Department for theft under $500. She was booked in the Washington Parish Jail.

The investigation into the crash continues.

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