Katelyn Amber Lovitt (10745)



July 25, 20152015Katelyn Amber Lovitt18FemaleEuropean-American/WhiteJulyLA-562 & LA-875, Wisner, Franklin, LAWisnerLouisiana71378Franklin, LAFranklin Parish Sheriff's OfficeOtherFour teens reportedly fled into a corn field when their car crashed not long after they'd been pulled over by deputies; Katelyn Lovitt was reportedly coming out of the field toward deputies when she was apparently electrocuted by a downed electrical line from a utility pole struck by the teens' vehicle. At around 2 a.m., a 2011 GMC Sierra had left a party in the area and was traveling west on Highway 875 at a high rate of speed when it left the highway, struck an electrical pole and came to a stop in a corn field. Reports stated that the vehicle was also involved in a traffic stop shortly before the crash. Radio logs on file with the Sheriff’s Office confirmed the initial stop and indicated that a second deputy on patrol in the area observed the crash just moments later. Reports showed that both deputies responded to the accident scene. According to officials, four teen passengers fled the scene on foot, running into the cornfield (other news source said they "wandered" into the field). The driver was reportedly attempting to exit the vehicle through a rear window when the deputy who had observed the crash arrived on the scene and assisted the driver to safety. Officials said that deputies working the scene reported that they saw Lovitt emerge from the corn field, coming toward them. Police said the deputies, aware that there was a live power line down, called out warnings to Lovitt to stay put until they could provide assistance, but Lovitt reportedly continued to approach and made contact with the live line. She died at an area hospital.Unreportedhttp://www.hannapub.com/franklinsun/sheriff-s-office-investigates-death-following-vehicle-crash/article_17d67bee-354f-11e5-9cfd-e34fa514f2d1.htmlUnknownCRDeCeros10745Complete

7/25/2015: Four teens reportedly fled into a corn field when their car crashed not long after they'd been pulled over by deputies; Katelyn Lovitt was reportedly coming out of the field toward deputies when she was apparently electrocuted by a downed electrical line from a utility pole struck by the teens' vehicle. At around 2 a.m., a 2011 GMC Sierra had left a party in the area and was traveling west on Highway 875 at a high rate of speed when it left the highway, struck an electrical pole and came to a stop in a corn field. Reports stated that the vehicle was also involved in a traffic stop shortly before the crash. Radio logs on file with the Sheriff’s Office confirmed the initial stop and indicated that a second deputy on patrol in the area observed the crash just moments later. Reports showed that both deputies responded to the accident scene. According to officials, four teen passengers fled the scene on foot, running into the cornfield (other news source said they "wandered" into the field). The driver was reportedly attempting to exit the vehicle through a rear window when the deputy who had observed the crash arrived on the scene and assisted the driver to safety. Officials said that deputies working the scene reported that they saw Lovitt emerge from the corn field, coming toward them. Police said the deputies, aware that there was a live power line down, called out warnings to Lovitt to stay put until they could provide assistance, but Lovitt reportedly continued to approach and made contact with the live line. She died at an area hospital. http://www.hannapub.com/franklinsun/sheriff-s-office-investigates-death-following-vehicle-crash/article_17d67bee-354f-11e5-9cfd-e34fa514f2d1.html

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