State Police are investigating a two-vehicle crash on Saturday around 6 p.m. that took the life of a Jeanerette woman.
50-year-old Donna C. Dupre was killed in the crash that occurred on LA Hwy 182 near Penn Road.
The preliminary investigation revealed Dupre was a passenger in a vehicle being driven southbound on Penn Road by 20-year-old Kylan Dupre. For unknown reasons, Kylan failed to yield at the stop sign as she entered LA 182. Their vehicle was struck by a westbound vehicle.
Despite being properly restrained, Donna Dupre suffered fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased at the scene. Kylan Dupre, along with the driver and passenger in the second vehicle, were all properly restrained and were transported to a local hospital with moderate injuries. Impairment is not suspected, but toxicology samples were taken from the drivers.
The crash remains under investigation.
Louisiana State Troopers would like to take this opportunity to remind motorists to always make good decisions while operating motor vehicles. Never drive while impaired, fatigued, or distracted, and follow all traffic laws. While not all crashes are survivable, wearing a seat belt greatly increases your chances of survival. Taking simple precautions such as these can often mean the difference between life and death.