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Woman, 82, dies in crash

Last Modified: Sunday, October 20, 2013 1:29 PM

Staff report

EGAN — An 82-year-old Lake Arthur woman died early Friday in a two-vehicle accident on La. 100 at La. 91 in Acadia Parish, authorities said.

The woman, Gloria Pousson, was a passenger in a vehicle that was struck by a pickup truck at the intersection shortly before 8 a.m., state police Trooper Stephen Hammons said.

Pousson was restrained, but suffered fatal injuries in the crash, Hammons said. She was pronounced dead at the scene by the Acadia Parish coroner.

Authorities said the accident occurred as Gary Daigle, 57, of Church Point, was driving a 2007 Dodge truck west, approaching the intersection.

An SUV driven by Elizabeth Scott, 55, of Iota, was traveling east on La. 100, approaching Daigle’s vehicle. For reasons unknown, Daigle turned left into the path of Scott’s vehicle and struck the passenger side, Hammons said.

Daigle was not restrained, but was not injured in the crash. Scott was restrained and was taken to a local hospital with moderate injuries.

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