Denham Springs woman dies after crashing into ditch

Denham Springs woman dies after crashing into ditch
MGN Online
Wednesday, November 20, 2013 - 10:57am

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.

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