Denham Springs woman dies after crashing into ditch
Livingston Parish, La (NBC33) — Lena Johnson, 52, of Denham Springs, died in a fatal car crash on Tuesday night.
Louisiana State Police responded to the crash shortly before 10:30 p.m. in Livingston Parish. Their initial investigation revealed that the crash occurred as Johnson was driving a car on LA Hwy 1024.
For unknown reasons, the car went into a ditch on the right side of the road. When she hit the ditch, the vehicle struck a culvert and became airborne.
Police reported that Johnson was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash. She was thrown from the vehicle and suffered fatal injuries as a result. Deputies do not consider impairment to be a factor in the crash, however, a toxicology sample was taken from Johnson and turned over to the Louisiana State Police Crime Lab for analysis.