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Denham Springs woman dies after crash with alleged impaired driver

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -

Baton Rouge Police is reporting the death of a Denham Springs woman who was involved in a two-car crash with an alleged impaired driver.

Stephanie Butterfield, 58, died after a crash in the 15800 block of Florida Boulevard at about 9:00 Saturday morning.

An investigation by BRPD shows that Butterfield was driving north on Centerpointe Throughway from Florida Boulevard. She was the struck by a Cadillac, driven by Lea Luna-Pesina, 36, travelling east on the north side service road of Florida Boulevard.

Baton Rouge Police believe Luna-Pesina was fleeing from the scene of another accident in the 12500 block of Shay Drive when she struck Butterfield. The victim was transported to an area hospital where she later died from her injuries.

Luna-Pesina was transported to an area hospital for non-life threatening injuries. She was cited for hit and run driving and careless operation for her role in the traffic incident on Shay Drive.

Alcohol and drugs are a suspected factor in the crash for Luna-Pesina.

This crash remains under investigation.

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