Sad news out of Calcasieu Parish from yesterday as one person died in a two-vehicle crash on La. 14.

The crash happened around 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 17, just east of the La. 14 and Harrington Road intersection near Bell City.

The crash claimed the life of Robert Allen Elliott, 41, of Gueydan.

According to Louisiana State Police, an investigation revealed that the Dodge pickup truck driven by Elliott was traveling west on La. 14 and at the same time a Peterbilt 18-wheeler was traveling east.

Elliott crossed the centerline into the eastbound lane. In an attempt to avoid a crash, the 18-wheeler then steered into the westbound lane. As that happened, Elliott steered back into the westbound lane and struck the 18-wheeler head-on.

Elliott sustained fatal injuries as a result of the crash and was pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver of the 18-wheeler was not injured.

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Both drivers were properly restrained.

Toxicology samples were obtained from Elliott and the driver of the 18-wheeler and will be submitted for analysis.

The crash remains under investigation.

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