Sep 8, 2013 11:32 AM by katc

New Iberia Teen Dies in Weekend Crash

A 17 year old girl is dead after a two vehicle crash in Iberia Parish. Troopers say it happened on LA Highway 344 at LA Highway 677 just after 9 last night.

Troopers say 17 year old Erin LaSalle of New Iberia was heading east on LA Highway 677 when for reasons still under investigation, she failed to stop at the two-way stop sign, and began making a left turn onto LA Highway 344. Troopers say at this time, a truck driven by 33 year Jared St. Martin of Kaplan hit the left side of LaSalle's car.

LaSalle was unrestrained and died as a result of the crash. She was pronounced dead by the Iberia Parish Coroner at the scene. St. Martin was not injured in the crash.

Routine toxicology samples were obtained and will be submitted to the Louisiana State Police Crime Lab for analysis. This crash remains under investigation.



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