NPD investigates fatal crash on I-49



The Natchitoches Police Department is investigating a one vehicle crash that claimed the life of a young woman early Friday morning.

At approximately 3 a.m. Aug. 9, NPD received several calls in reference to a fire in the median on Interstate 49 near mile marker 132. Additional callers advised it appeared to be a vehicle on fire.

The vehicle was traveling northbound on I-49 when it left the roadway for unknown reasons and struck a tree causing the vehicle to catch fire.

NPD officers and Natchitoches Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies as well as firemen with the Natchitoches Fire Department and Fire District 6 arrived on scene and found the vehicle fully engulfed in flames.

Tragically the driver of the vehicle, Breanna Legier, 18, of Pineville received fatal injuries resulting from this crash.

This crash remains under investigation; anyone with information about this case may call Natchitoches Police Department at (318)352-8101.