Christmas Eve crash kills woman in Lafourche Parish

Christmas Eve crash kills woman in Lafourche Parish

LAFOURCHE PARISH, LA (WVUE) - Louisiana State Troopers are investigating a fatal crash that left a 34-year-old woman dead.

The crash happened shortly after 11 p.m., Thursday night, on LA 308 near Rodriquez Drive. The victim has been identified as Lawanda Munson, 34 of Raceland.

Troopers said a 2002 Lincoln LS was traveling north on LA 308 when it went off the right side of the road on a right hand curve. After leaving the roadway, the vehicle crossed over Rodriquez Drive and continued off the roadway where it struck the side of a driveway. The angle of the strike caused the Lincoln to travel up into the air before it struck two utility poles on the passenger side.

State Police said the driver, Torrell Sylvester, 33 of Raceland, was not wearing a seat belt and was ejected from the vehicle. He was transported to Terrebonne General Medical Center with moderate injuries.

Police said Munson was the front passenger and was wearing a seat belt. However they said she died from severe injuries.

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