Driver was not wearing safety belt at time of crash
An 18-year-old Athens woman died Sunday evening when the vehicle she was driving struck a tree.
Louisiana State Police Troop G responded to the crash on Goodwill Road, just north of La. Hwy. 528, in Webster Parish around 4:30 p.m..
According to investigating troopers, 18-year-old Holly B. Romano was traveling north on Goodwill Road in a 2004 Dodge Neon when she approached the intersection of La. 528.
"After traveling through the intersection, for unknown reasons, the vehicle veered off the right side of the roadway and entered a grassy ditch," said Troop G Public Information Officer Cordell Williams. "The vehicle came to rest after colliding head-on with a tree."
Williams said Romano was not wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash and was pronounced dead at the scene by the Webster Parish Coroner.
Routine toxicology test results are pending and the crash remains under investigation.