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Baton Rouge woman dies from injuries in Christmas Day crash

Posted at 1:44 PM, Dec 30, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-30 14:44:59-05

A Baton Rouge woman injured on Christmas Day has died, State Police said.

Troopers were called to La. 964 in East Feliciana Parish at about 4:30 p.m. on December 25, a spokesman said.

Darla Silvio, 47, was driving a pick-up truck south on the highway, and ran off the road to the left. The truck then hit a tree, trooper said.

Despite the fact that she was properly restrained, Silvio sustained serious injuries as a result of the crash. She was transported from the scene to Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center in Baton Rouge for treatment. On December 29, Troop A was notified that Silvio succumbed to her injuries.

Impairment on the part of Silvio is unknown at this time, but may have been a factor. A toxicology sample was obtained from her and submitted to the Louisiana State Police Crime Lab for analysis, the results of which are pending. This crash remains under investigation.

Louisiana State Troopers wish to remind motorists that all occupants in a vehicle must be restrained, regardless of seating position. While not all crashes are survivable, statistics show that the chances of surviving a crash rise significantly when properly restrained. Making good choices while in motor vehicles such as never driving while impaired and always ensuring every occupant is properly restrained can often mean the difference between life and death.