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Welsh woman dies in Monday crash

Last Modified: Tuesday, February 19, 2013 6:25 PM

By Doris Maricle / American Press

WELSH — A Jefferson Davis Parish woman died Monday when her vehicle drove into the path of an 18-wheeler on Interstate 10, just west of Welsh.

Tressa Hoffpauir, 25, of Welsh was taken to an area hospital, where she was pronounced dead, state police Sgt. James Anderson said.

Two passengers in the vehicle, Shannon Hoffpauir, 32, and a juvenile, were taken to the hospital with moderate injuries, he said. None of the occupants were wearing a seatbelt, Anderson said.

The accident occurred just before 7 p.m. Monday as Hoffpauir’s vehicle was traveling west on I-10 near Welsh. For unknown reasons, the vehicle drove onto the right shoulder, then abruptly drove back onto the right lane and into the path of an 18-wheeler, police said.

The 18-wheeler struck the driver’s side of Hoffpauir’s vehicle.

The driver of the 18-wheeler, Mark Ardoin of Lake Charles, was not injured. He was wearing a seatbelt.

Toxicology samples were obtained from both drivers and will be submitted for analysis.

Posted By: Everything will be alright On: 2/21/2013

Title: Dee Clark

my prayers go out to the Adorin & hoffpauir family just trust and believe in God he will help yall through this tough time do not give up always keep ur smile I know it is hard but God will wipe away all yall tears cause joy comes in the morning just look up to the hill from whence comth yall help and thats from God he is with yall every step of the way be bless love u all!!!!!

Posted By: missy On: 2/19/2013

Title: not the 18 wheelers fault

it was not the 18 wheelers fault my hearts and prayers go out to the victims family,,, but it also goes out to mark adroin i could not imagine what he feels like

Posted By: Carly Mallett On: 2/19/2013

Title: of course he wasnt in injured

Of course he wasnt injuried ( Mark Ardoin ) he wasnt hit by an 18 wheeler .

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