Olla Woman Killed in Catahoula Parish Crash
Catahoula Parish – On February 17, 2023, Louisiana State Police Troop E responded to a one-vehicle crash on Louisiana Highway 126 at Louisiana Highway 124. The crash claimed the life of 39-year-old Stephanie Book of Olla.
The initial investigation revealed that a 2012 Nissan Altima, driven by Book, was traveling east on Louisiana Highway 126. For reasons still under investigation, Book failed to stop at the intersection of Louisiana Highway 126 and Louisiana Highway 124. As a result, the Nissan traveled off the roadway, vaulted and overturned.
Book, who was not restrained, sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene. Toxicology samples were obtained and submitted for analysis.
While the cause of this crash remains under investigation, distracted and inattentive driving continues to be a leading cause of crashes in our state. Louisiana State Police urges all motorists to stay alert while driving. A lapse in one’s awareness can have deadly consequences.
In 2023, Troop E has investigated three fatal crashes, resulting in three deaths.
M/T Casey Wallace
Louisiana State Police
Public Affairs Section
Office: (318) 239-0912