Winnfield Woman Killed in LaSalle Parish Crash
LaSalle Parish – On January 28, 2023, at approximately 10:30 a.m., Louisiana State Police Troop E responded to a two-vehicle crash on Louisiana Highway 125 at Louisiana Highway 124. This crash claimed the life of 68-year-old Julia Walker of Winnfield.
The initial investigation revealed that a 2018 Toyota Rav4, driven by 70-year-old Faye Johns of Winnfield, was preparing to turn at the intersection of Louisiana Highway 124 and Louisiana Highway 125. For reasons still under investigation, Johns turned left onto Louisiana Highway 125, but failed to yield to a southbound 1999 Kenworth commercial vehicle. As a result, Johns’ vehicle was struck by the Kenworth.
Johns and her passenger (Walker), who both were restrained, sustained moderate injuries and were transported to a local hospital for treatment. At approximately 10:00 p.m., Troop E was notified that Walker had succumbed to her injuries. The driver of the Kenworth, who also was restrained, sustained no injuries.
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 Troopers have investigated two fatal crashes resulting in two fatalities.
M/T Casey Wallace
Louisiana State Police
Public Affairs Section
Office: (318) 239-0912