A Roxana resident died in a Louisiana crash Wednesday after her husband lost control of their vehicle and hit a tree.
According to a Louisiana State Police news release, at about 12:40 p.m. a 2003 Ford F-350 operated by Robert Farris, 55, was traveling east on Interstate 10 in the left lane with right front passenger Marissa Farris, 19, and rear passenger Sandra Farris, 47, all of Roxana. The vehicle was hauling a triple-axle trailer carrying two large propellers. Farris changed lanes, began to pass a vehicle and the cargo shifted, causing the trailer to sway back and forth. Farris lost control as the Ford veered south, traveled off the road and hit a tree. Sandra Farris was ejected, sustained life-threatening injuries, and was pronounced dead on the scene by the Acadia Parish Coroner’s Office. The crash occurred near mile marker 85, west of Rayne in south-central Louisiana.
Robert and Marissa Farris were transported to American Legion Hospital for injuries sustained. Information on their conditions was not available Thursday morning.
None of the occupants were wearing seat belts, police said. Alcohol or drug impairment is not considered to be a factor in the crash, but a blood sample was collected from Robert Farris for a toxicological analysis. The crash remains under investigation.