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Thibodaux woman killed in multi-vehicle crash

Posted at 8:51 PM, Jul 09, 2019

Louisiana State Police say 78-year-old Donna Pelcha of Thibodaux was killed in a multi-vehicle crash in Lafourche Parish.

Officials say Pelcha was stopped on LA Hwy 1, when 33-year-old Luis Berrios failed to stop his vehicle traveling northbound and struck Pelcha's car from behind. The impact then caused Pelcha's vehicle to strike a pickup truck, and Berrios' vehicle rolled onto its side.

Pelcha was transported to a hospital where she later succumbed to her injuries. Restraint use is unknown and impairment is not considered a factor.

Berrios suffered minor injuries. A toxicology sample is pending, but impairment and restraint use are unknown.

Berrios was cited for Careless Operation and further charges may be pending.

This is an ongoing investigation.