A New Iberia woman has died following a Sunday night crash in St. Mary Parish.
State Police say Jackie Marie Brown, 41, died in the 8 p.m. crash on La. 182 near La. 670.
The preliminary investigation revealed Brown was driving a 2009 Hyundai Santa Fe SUV west on LA 182. At the same time, a 2007 Cadillac SRX SUV was traveling east on LA 182. For reasons still under investigation, Brown’s SUV crossed the center line and struck the Cadillac head-on in the eastbound lane of travel.
Seatbelt usage on the part of Brown is unknown; she was pronounced dead at the scene by the St. Mary Parish Coroner’s Office. The driver of the Cadillac was not properly restrained and was transported to a local hospital in serious condition. Toxicology samples were taken from both drivers and results are pending. This crash remains under investigation.
Troop I has investigated 3 fatal crashes resulting in 4 deaths in 2021.