Texas Woman Killed in DeSoto Parish Crash

Published 1:35 pm Wednesday, January 4, 2023

Mansfield – On Tuesday, January 3, 2023, just after 9:30 p.m., Troopers assigned to Louisiana State Police Troop G began investigating a one-vehicle fatality crash on LA Hwy 513 near Oxford Cutoff Road. This crash claimed the life of 52-year-old Schanda Roundtree of Nacogdoches, Texas.
The initial investigation revealed a 2013 Mack Truck, driven by Roundtree, was traveling north on LA Hwy 513 when for reasons still under investigation, it exited the roadway and traveled through the ditch before it overturned.
Roundtree was restrained but suffered fatal injuries as a result of the crash. She was pronounced dead on the scene by the DeSoto Parish Coroner.
Impairment is not suspected to be a factor in this crash; however, routine toxicology samples were taken and submitted for analysis. The crash remains under investigation.
This is the first fatal crash Troop G has investigated in 2023.