Eunice woman killed in accident

CROWLEY – A Eunice woman was killed early Monday when the pickup in which she was riding was hit by another vehicle on La. 13 North.

According to State Police Troop I, Raven Mitchell, 33, was a passenger in a truck being driven by Kendrick Guillory, 20, also of Eunice.

The truck was struck head-on near La. 370 (Richard Highway) about 4 a.m. by a SUV driven by Steven Ortego, 42, of Eunice.

Police said Ortego was southbound when his vehicle crossed the centerline while negotiating a right curve. Guillory, northbound, steered to the left in an attempt to avoid the on-coming vehicle.

The two vehicles collided in grinding crash in the northbound lane. The pickup truck overturned after impact coming to rest on the southbound shoulder.

Mitchell was pronounced dead at the scene.

Ortego was taken to Acadian Medical Center and Guillory was sent to Lafayette General.

No charges have been filed. The investigation continues.

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