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Broussard teen killed in Abbeville crash

Posted at 2:10 PM, Feb 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-17 15:22:13-05

ABBEVILLE, La. - A Broussard teen was killed in an Abbeville crash on Sunday.

Patrol officers of the Abbeville Police Department responded to a vehicle crash on LA Hwy. 14 near Walmart at 3:05 pm on February 16, 2020. It was determined that there were two vehicles involved in the crash.

Based on the preliminary investigation, a Pontiac G6 driven by 19-year-old Jonnaih Palmer, of Broussard, exited the east-side access lane of Walmart, which passes on the side of Chili’s Restaurant. Police say the vehicle failed to yield the right of way to a Tahoe which was traveling west on LA Hwy. 14. Police say the Tahoe struck Palmer's vehicle.

Palmer was transported to Abbeville General Hospital, where she died from injuries sustained in the crash.

The driver of the Tahoe was transported to Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital, where she was treated for moderate injuries, including a broken wrist and a broken ankle.

Although impairment is not believed to have been a factor in this crash, toxicology samples were taken from both drivers and are being sent to the Louisiana State Police Crime lab for analysis.

This crash remains under investigation by members of the Abbeville Police Department.