Plaquemine woman killed in crash after car flips, hits tree
POSTED: Thursday, June 6, 2013 - 12:00pm
UPDATED: Thursday, June 6, 2013 - 12:04pm
Plaquemine, La — A woman was killed in an Iberville Parish crash after her vehicle flipped and struck a tree, ejecting her from the car.
Shortly after 5:00 a.m. today, Troopers began to investigate a fatal crash that occurred on LA Hwy 75 south of LA Hwy 3066 (Bayou Rd.) in Iberville Parish.
The crash took the life of Tonia W. Abshire, 40.
The investigation revealed that Abshire was driving southbound on LA Hwy 75 when, for unknown reasons, her car crossed the centerline and ran off of the roadway to the left. After leaving the roadway, her vehicle went into a ditch, overturned and struck a tree.
Abshire was not wearing a seatbelt and was ejected from the vehicle; she sustained fatal injuries from the crash.
Impairment is not suspected; however, excessive speed is considered to be a factor in the crash.