Webster Parish woman dies in accident Wednesday

By Pat Culverhouse

A Webster Parish woman apparently died instantly early Wednesday when the vehicle she was driving struck the rear of an 18-wheeler on U.S. Hwy. 371 just inside the southern city limits of Springhill.

Springhill Chief of Police Will Lynd said Brianna Lewis was pronounced dead at the scene of the 7 a.m. accident. β€œIt looks like she died on impact,” Lynd said.

Lynd said Lewis was driving a 2017 KIA and was not wearing a seatbelt. Speed is believed to have been a factor in the collision, the chief said.