Fatal crash

Just after 8:00 p.m. Thursday, September 12, 2019, Louisiana State Police Troop D responded to a two-vehicle crash on Louisiana Highway 108 at Louisiana Highway 27 in Sulphur.

A 2019 Kia Rio was traveling east on LA 108 when the driver, 43-year-old Billy J. Cornes of Sulphur, failed to yield while turning left onto LA 27. Cornes turned into the path of a westbound 2014 Ford F-150 resulting in a collision.

Cornes and a passenger in his vehicle, 36-year-old Danielle R. Cornes, were pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver of the F-150 was transported to a local hospital with moderate injuries.

Toxicology samples were obtained from the drivers and will be submitted for analysis.

The crash remains under investigation.

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