Posted: Apr 30, 2013 3:08 PM by KATC(PHOTO COURTESY: MGN ONLINE)
Updated: Apr 30, 2013 3:20 PM
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.