Vehicle Strikes Interstate Road Sign on I-49 Near Cloutierville


A Rapides Parish couple traveling from Shreveport to Alexandria suffered minor injuries in a single-vehicle crash on Interstate-49 near Cloutierville earlier this afternoon according to the Natchitoches Parish Sheriff’s Office.

On August 8 at approximately 2:28pm, Deputies assigned to the NPSO Patrol Division, Louisiana State Police and Natchitoches Regional Medical Center EMS responded to reports of a single-vehicle crash on I-49 just south of Cloutierville near milepost #118.

Deputies say 60-year old Shelley Atwood of Alexandria was operating 2014 Chevrolet Sonic traveling southbound in the left lane of Interstate 49 south of the Cloutierville when she apparently ran partially off of the road on the left side; overcorrected causing the vehicle to leave the roadway on the right side striking a DOTD Interstate road sign.

After impact with the sign the vehicle traveled approximately 250-feet before coming to a rest in the southbound ditch.

Both the driver and her husband were assessed at the scene by EMS and released without transport.

Troopers assigned to LSP Troop-E worked the crash.