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Elderly woman succumbs to injuries she sustained in crash

Posted at 7:15 AM, Mar 03, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-03 16:57:07-05

A Texas woman involved in a crash last month in Jeff Davis Parish has succumbed to her injuries.

On February 20, shortly after 9:00 a.m., Louisiana State Police Troop D responded to a two-vehicle crash on U.S. Hwy. 165, south of Carl Hoppe Road.

Troopers say 95-year-old Mildred C. Powell, of Beaumont, Texas, was driving north on the highway when, for unknown reasons, she rear-ended a 28-foot camper trailer being pulled by a pick-up truck. Powell’s vehicle veered off the right side of the road and ended up in a ditch.

Both drivers were properly restrained; however, Powell was taken to a hospital in Lake Charles for moderate injuries she sustained during the crash.

On February 27, Powell succumbed to those injuries sustained during the crash.

The crash remains under investigation.