Independence woman dies in I-10 Crash near Siegen
A 51-year-old woman from Independence, Louisiana is dead after a single-vehicle crash that happened on Interstate 10 near Siegen lane Monday night around 8:00 p.m.
According to Louisiana State Police, the accident happened as Patricia Martello was driving westbound on I-10. For unknown reasons her vehicle hit the right-side guardrail, then crossed three lanes and struck the left-side barrier.
Martello was taken to a local hospital where she later died from her injuries.
Investigators think Martello was unrestrained at the time of the crash.
A toxicology sample was taken from Martello and submitted to the Louisiana State Police Crime Lab for analysis.