Independence woman dies in I-10 Crash near Siegen

Independence woman dies in I-10 Crash near Siegen
Tuesday, April 29, 2014 - 10:03am

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. 

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