May 9, 2013 1:13 PM by KATC(PHOTO COURTESY: MGN ONLINE)
Today, Breaux Bridge Police investigated a single vehicle fatal crash on I-10 near the intersection of Rees Street which claimed the life of a 25-year-old woman.
According to investigating officers, at 1:15 am Thursday morning Rebecca Velker was traveling east on I-10 and, for unknown reasons, crossed the median and the west bound lanes and struck a tree.
Assistant Chief Terry Latiolais said Velker was pronounced dead on the scene by the coroner. Two passengers in the vehicle were transported to a local hospital for medical treatment and are in stable condition.
Alcohol in not believed to be a factor in the crash and all were wearing seat belts, said Latiolais.
The accident is still under investigation.