A Urania woman is dead following a single car crash

LASALLE PARISH  – A 23-year-old Urania woman is dead following a single car crash late Saturday night in LaSalle Parish.

According to State Police, Calla Matthews died after the car she was riding in crashed on LA Hwy. 127 near Dalmation Lane. Troopers said the 2005 Honda Accord was driven by Corbin Cahoon, 21, of Olla.

State Police said Cahoon was driving south when he lost control of the car, and it left the right side of the road and hit a tree on the passenger side of the vehicle.

Cahoon had minor injuries and was taken to a local hospital to be treated. He was then taken to the LaSalle Parish Jail where he was booked for vehicular homicide, careless operation, no driver’s license, and no seat belt. Routine toxicology tests are pending, and LSP said impairment was a suspected factor in the crash, which remains under investigation.

Troop E Troopers have investigated 39 fatal crashes in 2019, resulting in 43 fatalities.