LSP: Single-vehicle crash on Louisiana Highway 5 leaves 57-year-old woman dead

De Soto Parish, LA – Louisiana State Police officials said the fatal accident occurred around 3:09 p.m. Saturday afternoon.

It happened on Louisiana Highway 5.

Louisiana State Police troopers responded to a report of a crash.

The responding troopers discovered that the 60-year-old driver left the roadway and crashed into a tree.

The driver suffered serious injuries and was taken to a hospital for treatment.

He was later identified as Darryl Betford.

The 57-year-old female passenger suffered life-threatening injuries and was pronounced dead.

She was later identified as Rhonda Noyes.

Troopers say they do not suspect impairment was a factor in the crash, but routine toxicology samples were taken and submitted for analysis.

This incident remains under investigation.

This is a developing story and it will be updated as new information become available.