Unrestrained woman killed in Pointe Coupee Parish Crash

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LETTSWORTH, La. – According to Louisiana State Police Troop A, shortly after 1:30 am on July 11, Troopers began investigating a single-vehicle fatality crash on LA Hwy 418 north of LA Hwy 971 in Pointe Coupee Parish. The crash took the life of 62-year-old Cheryl Bryan of Jonesville.

Troopers say the initial investigation revealed the crash occurred as Bryan was traveling northbound on LA Hwy 418 in a 2014 Ford Explorer. For reasons still under investigation, the Ford ran off the roadway to the right and overturned.

According to Troopers, Bryan was unrestrained at the time of the crash and sustained fatal injuries. She was pronounced deceased on the scene. As part of the ongoing investigation, a toxicology sample was obtained from Bryan for analysis.

Louisiana State Troopers wish to remind motorists that all occupants in a vehicle must be restrained, regardless of seating position. While not all crashes are survivable, statistics show that the chances of surviving a crash rise significantly when properly restrained. Making good choices while in motor vehicles such as never driving while impaired and always ensuring every occupant is properly restrained can often mean the difference between life and death.

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