Louisiana State Police: Speed a factor in 4-vehicle fatal crash

 In Car Accident, Personal Injury, Wrongful Death

If you drive east of Lake Charles on Interstate 10 for about 150 miles, you will wind up in Ascension Parish. A recent multi-vehicle highway crash there claimed the life of a 21-year-old St. Amant woman. 

A spokesperson for the Louisiana State Police said an initial investigation points to excess speed was a crucial factor in the deadly crash. 

Law enforcement officials said the crash occurred shortly after 2:30 p.m. when a 2004 Lexus GS was driven at high speed by a 17-year-old from Prairieville. The woman was a front-seat passenger in the Lexus. 

As the southbound Lexus approached an intersection on Airline Highway, it began to “rotate,” a news report stated. The Lexus slammed into the back end of a 2014 Dodge Ram pick-up that had stopped at the intersection. The force of the impact caused the pick-up to hit a 2016 Acura RDX, which then struck a 2016 GMC Sierra. 

Even though the 21-year-old woman was wearing a seatbelt, she sustained serious injuries in the initial crash and was taken to a Baton Rouge hospital. She later died there as a result of those injuries, the news report stated. 

According to law enforcement officials, driver impairment is not believed to have been a factor in the crash, though toxicology reports from the Louisiana State Police Crime Lab are still pending. 

If you or a loved one has been harmed in a motor vehicle wreck caused by a speeding or impaired driver, contact a Lake Charles car accident lawyer today for a consultation.

 

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