Fatal crash

The Natchitoches Police Department investigated a one-vehicle crash about 3:00 a.m. Friday, August 9, 2019 .

They had received several calls regarding a fire in the median on Interstate 49 near mile marker 132 indicating it appeared to be a vehicle on fire.

Natchitoches Police determined the vehicle was traveling northbound on I-49 when it left the roadway, struck a tree and caught fire. Officers with Natchitoches Police Department and Natchitoches Parish Sheriff’s Office, as well as firemen with the Natchitoches Fire Department and Fire District 6, arrived on scene and found the vehicle fully engulfed in flames.

The driver of the vehicle, Breanna Legier, 18, of Pineville, received fatal injuries from this crash.

The crash remains under investigation.

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