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Dene Barthels, 79, dies in wrong-way crash on I-210 West in Lake Charles, Louisiana

Modified Date: 
Sun, 04/24/2016 - 8:01pm
Accident Date: 
Thursday, October 15, 2015

Woman dies in head-on collision

He said a car traveling west on the interstate avoided hitting Barthels’ car and steered into the guardrail at Contraband Bayou. A Sulphur woman who was driving the wrong way on Interstate 210 on Thursday evening died after crashing head on into another vehicle, authorities said. Dene Barthels, 79, was driving east on I-210 West just after 7 p.m., according to Lake Charles police Deputy Chief Mark Kraus. The driver of the other vehicle was taken to an area hospital and is listed in critical but stable condition. After the collision, Kraus said a pickup truck was also involved in the crash.
Type: Car Accident
People Involved: 
Dene Barthels
Roadway: 
I-210 West

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