St. Landry

Apr 30, 2013 4:08 PM by KATC(PHOTO COURTESY: MGN ONLINE)

Sunset woman killed in crash

ST LANDRY PARISH- This morning, Troopers with Louisiana State Police Troop I investigated a fatal crash on LA Highway 356 east of LA 343 which claimed the life of a Sunset woman.

Last night, 38-year-old Chastity Nichol of Sunset, was driving a 2005 GMC Yukon east on LA Highway 356. As Nichol approached a left curve she traveled off the right side of the road, crossed a private driveway and struck a tree, said Trooper Stephen Hammons. Nichol, who was restrained, was pronounced dead at the scene by the St. Landry Parish Coroner. According to Hammons, troopers suspect speed was a factor in the crash; they are also working to determine what time the vehicle crashed last night.

It is unknown if Nichol was impaired when the crash occurred; however, routine toxicology samples were obtained and have been submitted to the State Police Crime Lab for analysis.

This crash remains under investigation.

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