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Scattered showers and thunderstorms will continue in our forecast for Tuesday with little change in temperatures. Meanwhile, a new tropical depression has formed in the Gulf. This depression should become a tropical depression Tuesday with landfall near Tampico, Mexico early Wednesday.
Sulpher police respond to fatal accident Sunday
Sulphur police officers responded to a one vehicle accident at about 6 p.m. Sunday at mile marker 23 of I-10 westbound, according to a news release. After arriving at the scene, officers found a vehicle off the road in the tree line.
The vehicle, a 2005 Honda Accord, had left the road and struck a tree, the release stated.
Witnesses stated that the vehicle was traveling west at a high rate of speed going in and out of traffic and lost control sliding sideways off the ray and into the trees, the release stated.
The driver, 55-year-old Barbara Doucet Walker of Lake Charles, was pronounced dead at the scene and was turned over to the Calcasieu Parish Coroners Office, the release stated.
The accident is still under investigation.