- Associated Press - Friday, June 27, 2014

LEESVILLE, La. (AP) - State police are investigating a two vehicle accident west of Leesville that claimed the life of a 34-year-old woman.

Trooper Scott Moreau says a van being driven by 39-year-old Hebert Lazarus, of Leesville, began to hydroplane Thursday afternoon, cross the centerline of La. Highway 8 and struck an SUV driven by 56-year-old Stephen Johannes, of DeRidder.

Moreau says a passenger in the van, Tina Lewis of Leesville, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Moreau says the drivers and three passengers in the SUV suffered moderate injuries.

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