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UPDATE: More details in fatal Vermilion Parish crash

Fatal crash
Posted at 12:22 PM, Nov 08, 2021
and last updated 2021-11-08 17:27:06-05

State Police have released additional information in a fatal crash that killed an Abbeville woman early Monday.

Troopers say they were called to La. 82 near Lloyd Road at about 7 a.m. on Monday.

Destiny Rose Hargrave, 20, died in the crash, troopers say.

The preliminary investigation revealed Hargrave was driving a 2018 Nissan Altima north on LA 82. At the same time, a 2016 GMC Yukon was traveling south of LA 82. For reasons still under investigation, Hargrave crossed the center line and struck the Yukon head-on in the southbound lane of travel.

Hargrave was unrestrained and sustained fatal injuries. She was pronounced deceased by the Vermilion Parish Coroner’s Office. The driver of the Yukon was properly restrained and suffered moderate injuries.

Impairment is not suspected but standard toxicology samples were obtained from the drivers and results are pending. This 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. Always ensure every occupant is properly restrained. Taking simple precautions such as these can often mean the difference between life and death.

Troop I has investigated 50 fatal crashes resulting in 60 deaths since the beginning of 2021.

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