Friday (August 18, 2017) night, Troopers from Louisiana State Police Troop L responded to a two vehicle fatal crash on LA 436-1 south of Varnado. The crash has claimed the life of Hazel Marie Caruso (71) of Angie.
Troopers determined Caruso's vehicle entered the opposing lane of traffic and crashed head-on into a vehicle driven by Josie Leslie Hartzog (66) of Angie.
Caruso was not wearing her seatbelt. She was severely injured in the crash and was subsequently airlifted from the scene in critical condition. During the flight, Caruso experienced complications and succumbed to her injuries. Hartzog and two of her passengers were all wearing their seatbelts. They suffered minor to moderate injuries in the crash and were transported to St. Tammany Parish Hospital by ambulance.