Woman killed in East Feliciana Parish crash

Woman killed in East Feliciana Parish crash

POSTED: Monday, June 30, 2014 - 9:47am

UPDATED: Monday, June 30, 2014 - 9:51am

Shortly after 10:30 p.m. on Sunday, Louisiana State Police began investigating a single vehicle crash that occurred on LA Hwy 10 west of LA Hwy 961 in East Feliciana Parish. The crash took the life of 66-year-old Jo Ann M. Ryals, of Jackson, LA.

The initial investigation by State Police revealed that the crash occurred as Ryals was driving westbound on LA Hwy 10. For unknown reasons, Ryals ran off the roadway to the right. She then overcorrected, crossed over the centerline into the eastbound lane of travel and exited the roadway to the left. After leaving the roadway the car hit several trees and a ditch.

Ryals suffered fatal injuries as a result of the crash. She was unrestrained at the time.

Driver impairment is not suspected; however, a toxicology sample was taken from Ryals and submitted to the Louisiana State Police Crime Lab for analysis. 

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