Passenger dies in single-vehicle crash
POSTED: Thursday, September 5, 2013 - 11:00am
UPDATED: Thursday, September 5, 2013 - 11:04am
ASCENSION PARISH, LA — An unrestrained Maurepas woman was killed in an Ascension Parish crash.
Shortly before 9:45 p.m. on September 4, State Troopers investigated a single-vehicle fatal crash that occurred on LA Hwy 22 west of LA Hwy 16 in Ascension Parish.
The crash took the life of Sheri N. Luke, 36.
The initial investigation revealed that Jean-Eric Sebastian Siau, 22, of Maurepas, was driving a 2004 Lincoln Town Car westbound on LA 22 when, for unknown reasons, Siau’s vehicle ran off of the roadway to the left. Upon leaving the roadway, it entered into a ditch and struck several trees.
Luke, the front seat passenger, was not wearing a seatbelt and suffered fatal injuries from the crash.
Siau was also unrestrained, and he suffered serious injuries from the crash. He was transported to Our Lady of the Lake Hospital in Baton Rouge.
Impairment on his part is not suspected to have been a factor in the crash.