Fatal crash caused by driver who ran stop sign
POSTED: Thursday, July 26, 2012 - 1:00pm
UPDATED: Friday, July 27, 2012 - 10:17am
DESOTO PARISH, LA (KMSS) — A Longview, Texas man is under investigation after he ran a stop sign that resulted in the death of one person Thursday morning.
Shortly after 7:30 a.m., Louisiana state troopers were called to a two-vehicle crash on US Highway 84 at the intersection of I-49.
When officials arrived, they discovered John Cline, 27, of Longview, was driving south on I-49 when he exited US Highway 84. Cline failed to stop at the stop sign and hit a car heading westbound driven by Carly Deemer, 23, of Coushatta.
Deemer and her passenger, Georgia Wilson, 19, of Coushatta, were not wearing belts. Deemer was pronounced dead at the scene by the DeSoto Parish coroner. Wilson sustained serious injuries from the crash and was flown to a Shreveport hospital for treatment.
Toxicology samples were obtained and submitted for analysis. Cline was cited for failure to obey a stop sign. This crash remains under investigation.