POSTED: Sunday, June 10, 2012 - 7:00pm
UPDATED: Sunday, June 10, 2012 - 7:04pm
TERREBONNE PARISH, LA — Shortly after 2:00 a.m., Louisiana State Police Troop C investigated a two vehicle crash on LA 182 in Terrebonne Parish.
The investigation revealed that a 2001 Toyota Corolla was traveling east on LA 182. As the Corolla entered a right hand curve, it crossed the center line and struck a 2006 Chrysler 300 traveling westbound. The Chrysler was being driven by Elsie Scott, 65, of Chauvin, LA.
An investigation is underway to determine the identity of driver for the Toyota Corolla. The unidentified driver, who was wearing a seat belt, died while being transported to Terrebonne General. Scott, who was not wearing a seat belt, was transported to Thibodaux Regional Hospital with moderate injuries.
Investigating Troopers suspect that alcohol is a factor in the crash and toxicology tests are pending. This crash remains under investigation.
Troopers remind motorists of the dangers of impaired driving. While there have been fewer deaths associated with impaired driving in recent years, there is still much room for improvement. While not all crashes are survivable, proper use of seat belts can greatly decrease an occupant’s chance of death and may greatly reduce the extent of injury. Louisiana law requires every vehicle occupant, front seat and back seat, to be properly restrained day or night. Taking the time to buckle up every trip and every time is the single most effective thing you can do to protect yourself in a crash.
Motorists that witness hazardous situations are urged to call *LSP (*577) and report that activity to the Louisiana State Police.