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Woman dies in Vermilion Parish crash

Fatal Crash
Posted at 11:42 AM, Jul 05, 2021
and last updated 2021-07-05 12:42:48-04

A Prairieville woman died Sunday night in a Vermilion Parish crash, troopers say.

State Police were called to La. 82 near Ranch Road at about 11 p.m. Sunday night.

Kelly B. Desormeaux, 36, died in the crash, troopers say.

The initial investigation by State Police revealed that the crash occurred as Desormeaux was driving east on LA 82 in a 2007 Honda Accord. For unknown reasons, Desormeaux’s vehicle ran off the roadway to the left. After leaving the roadway, the Accord entered a ditch and overturned several times; she was ejected from the vehicle.

Desormeaux was unrestrained at the time of the crash. She was pronounced dead at the scene by the Vermilion Parish Coroner’s Office. Impairment is unknown but a standard toxicology sample was obtained for analysis. This crash remains under investigation.

Louisiana State Troopers wish to remind motorists that, while not all crashes are survivable, statistics show that the chances of surviving a crash rise significantly when properly restrained. Making good choices while in motor vehicles such as never driving while impaired and always ensuring every occupant is properly restrained can often mean the difference between life and death.

Troop I has investigated 29 fatal crashes resulting in 36 deaths in 2021.