Bastrop Daily Enterprise - Bastrop, LA
  • Accident claims life

  • A two-vehicle crash Tuesday claimed the life of a South Carolina man and sent three local women to the hospital.
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  • At 3:39 p.m., June 5, Troopers assigned to Louisiana State Police Troop F responded to the wreck, which occurred on U.S. Highway 165 south of Bastrop .
    The preliminary investigation revealed that a 2006 Dodge Charger, driven by 20-year-old Fredin Sanchez of Greenville, SC, was traveling south on U.S. 165 when it lost control and started to spin in a clockwise direction. The Charger entered the northbound side of U.S. 165 and was struck by a 2011 Hyundai Santa Fe, driven by 60-year-old Carolyn Morrison of Bastrop.
    Sanchez suffered fatal injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene by The Morehouse Parish Coroner’s Office. The only passenger in the Charger, 23-year-old Geyner Ramirez of Greenville, SC, suffered serious injuries and was transported to a hospital in Shreveport. Morrison suffered moderate injuries and was transported to a hospital in Monroe. The two passengers in the Hyundai, 61-year-old Shelia Rallinson of Bastrop and 61-year-old Bonnie Gilley of Bastrop, suffered moderate injuries and were also transported to a hospital in Monroe.
    Morrison underwent surgery for injuries sustained in the accident and Rallinson was transported to a hospital in Alexandria, where she underwent surgery. Gilley was transported to a hospital in Shreveport, where she too underwent surgery.
    Alcohol use is not suspected. Toxicology samples were obtained and submitted for analysis. The crash remains under investigation.
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