Louisiana State Police Troop G responded to a two vehicle crash Saturday afternoon on Linton Road, just east of Airline Drive, in Bossier Parish. The deadly crash killed four people and critically injured three others.
According to investigating troopers, 34-year-old Christina McGrew of Haughton was traveling west on Linton Road while operating a 2009 Honda Civic. Katie McGrew (age 57), Jessie McGrew (age 30), Britini McGrew (25), Cierra McGrew (age 7), and Ethan McGrew (age 2), all from Haughton, were all occupants in the Honda Civic.
While traveling west, Christina entered a curve to the left with a short bridge. For unknown reasons, she lost control of the vehicle striking the right concrete wall of the bridge.
Thereafter, the Honda Civic veered left and slid sideways into the path of a 2009 Chevrolet Malibu that was traveling east.
The collision occurred in the east bound lane of travel which left the Chevrolet Malibu disabled in the roadway. The Honda Civic, which veered left after the second impact, became lodged on the bridge railing with its driver’s side tires suspended above the ground.
Christina was wearing her seat belt at the time of the crash. Britini and Ethan were both unrestrained in the back seat at the time of the crash.
All three were airlifted to LSUMC in Shreveport with life threatening injuries.
On May 29, 2011, at approximately 2 a.m. Britini McGrew, rear passenger in the Honda Civic, was pronounced dead at LSUMC due to the injuries she sustained in the crash.
Katie, who was wearing a seat belt, along with Jessie and Cierra, who were both unbuckled in the back seat, sustained injuries that were fatal and were all pronounced dead at the scene by the Bossier Parish Coroner.
Lindsey Robbins, the sole occupant in the Chevrolet Malibu, was restrained at the time of the crash and was airlifted to LSUMC with moderate injuries that were not life threatening. Toxicology tests are pending and the crash remains under investigation.
Troop G Troopers have investigated 11 fatal crashes for the year of 2011, which resulted in 14 fatalities.
In 2010, just over 700 people were killed in Louisiana due to motor vehicle crashes. Taking the time to buckle up every trip and every time is the single most effective thing you can do to protect yourself in a crash.
Currently the “Click it or Ticket Campaign” is under way and will run until June 5.
Louisiana law requires that all vehicle occupants wear their seat belts and that children under the age of 13 wear a safety belt and/or be restrained by an appropriate child safety seat regardless of seating positions.
State Police reminds everyone to buckle up and encourage your loved ones to do the same.