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83-year-old dies following crash on LA 14 in Iberia Parish

Posted at 9:28 AM, Sep 04, 2019

IBERIA PARISH — An 83-year-old woman from New Iberia died Tuesday following a two-vehicle crash on LA 14 in Iberia Parish.

Troopers say the crash occurred around 3:00 pm on September 3 on LA 14 at Calude Viator Road. The crash took the life of 83-year-old Joyce Falgout of New Iberia.

An investigation by State Police revealed that Falgout was traveling on Claude Viator Road in a 2005 Ford Escape when she failed to yield to oncoming traffic before entering LA 14. Flagout's vehicle was struck by an SUV in the westbound travel lane of LA 14.

Troopers say Falgout, who was restrained at the time of the crash, was transported to a local hospital in critical condition. She later died from her injuries.

The driver of the SUV was properly restrained and suffered minor injuries.

Impairment is unknown at this time, but troopers say toxicology samples were obtained from both drivers.

The crash remains under investigation.