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Today, Louisiana State Police Troop I investigated a single vehicle fatal crash on LA Highway 104 west of LA Highway 1165 which claimed the life of an 11-year-old girl from Ville Platte.

According to investigating troopers, on July 10, 2012, at 12:50 hours, 44-year-old Julie Banks of Mamou, was driving a 2002 Ford truck east on LA Highway 104. For reasons still under investigation, Banks exited a left curve and traveled off the right side of the road. After leaving the roadway, Banks’ vehicle struck a tree. Banks, who was wearing a seatbelt, sustained minor injuries and was transported to a local hospital.
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