Woman from Sikes killed in crash

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LSP Troop E

Winn Parish – Troopers responded to the crash around 12:15 p.m. Dec. 3 on LA Hwy 34, east of Joyce.  The crash involved a 1998 Acura, driven by Martha W. Stone, w/f, 78, of Sikes.  The Acura was eastbound on LA Hwy 34 when Stone lost control and exited the right side of the roadway.  After exiting the roadway, the vehicle collided with a tree.

She was not wearing a seat belt.

Stone was pronounced dead at the scene.

Routine toxicology tests are pending.  The crash remains under investigation.

In 2018, Troop E has investigated 46 fatal crashes resulting in 50 deaths.