On August 17, at around 2:00 a.m., the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office was called to the scene of a traffic accident on Belfield Dr. and Pinecone Dr. in Moss Bluff. The investigation revealed a single vehicle accident occurred when a car traveling south on Belfield Dr. above the posted speed limit, failed to stop at a stop sign at Pinecone Dr., entered the ditch on the south side of Pinecone Drive and struck the dirt embankment and some standing trees before coming to a stop.
The driver of car, Vickie A. Winters, 49, Moss Bluff, was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash. Winters had to be extricated from the car once it was removed from the ditch. She was pronounced dead at the scene.
It is not known if alcohol was a factor; however, a toxicology report will be conducted as mandated by state law.
CPSO Sr. Cpl. Chris Ramos is the lead investigator of this accident.