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UPDATE: 19-year-old from Opelousas killed in crash near Plaisance

Fatal Crash
Posted at 4:18 PM, Oct 25, 2021
and last updated 2021-10-25 21:15:26-04

State Police are investigating a Monday afternoon crash that claimed the life of an Opelousas woman.

Troopers confirm that the single-vehicle crash occurred on U.S. 167 near Bellridge Road near Plaisance at 2:30 p.m. today.

19-year-old India Faith Young of Opelousas was killed in the crash.

State Police say Young was driving north on the highway when, for unknown reasons, the car ran off the roadway to the right, struck a culvert, and overturned. Young was ejected from the vehicle.

Young was unrestrained at the time of the crash; she was pronounced deceased at the scene by the St. Landry Parish Coroner's Office.

A toxicology sample was obtained; the crash remains under investigation.

Troop I has investigated 45 fatal crashes resulting in 54 deaths in 2021.