Two women died in a single-vehicle crash Friday morning near Sorrento, State Police reported.
The two women were identified as Koena K. Bobo, 21, and Brittany J. Bright, 20, both of Baton Rouge.
State Police said Bobo was driving a 2002 Honda Accord westbound on Interstate 10 when she lost control of the vehicle and struck a tree on the right side of the roadway. Neither Bobo nor Bright, who was a front-seat passenger in the car, were wearing seat belts when the accident occurred at 8:30 a.m.
State Police are investigating the accident, but troopers do not suspect impairment to be a contributing factor. A routine toxicology sample was taken from the driver and submitted to the State Police Crime Lab.
While impairment is not suspected, State Police said excessive speed could have been a factor.