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Crash claims life of 46-year-old Lafayette woman

Fatal Crash
Posted at 4:27 PM, Dec 12, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-12 17:27:02-05

A Lafayette woman has died after a single-vehicle crash on LA 733 near Creekside Drive in Lafayette Parish.

State Police Troop I Spokesman Thomas Gossen says the crash took place shortly before 12:00 p.m. On December 12. The crash took the life of 46-year-old Amy Lobre.

An initial investigation by police revealed that the crash occurred as Lobre was driving a 2019 Dodge Challenger North on LA 733. While traveling northbound, she failed to negotiate a curve and her vehicle ran off the roadway. Upon doing so, Lobre's vehicle struck an embankment and then came to rest after striking a tree.

Lobre was restrained at the time of the crash and was pronounced deceased on scene by the Lafayette Parish Coroner's Office.

Impairment is unknown, but standard toxicology samples were obtained for analysis.

Speed is believed to be a major factor in the crash. The crash remains under investigation.

According to NHSTA, for more than two decades, speeding has been involved in approximately one-third of all motor vehicle fatalities. In 2016, speeding was a contributing factor in 27% of all fatal crashes nationwide. Speeding is defined as speed too fast for conditions or in excess of the posted speed limit. Speed limits are implemented in the best interest of public safety. Every day, Troopers witness firsthand the devastating effects of motor vehicle crashes caused by speeding. Please be a responsible driver, obey speed limits, drive sober, buckle up and avoid all distractions.