Police: Metairie woman killed after being ejected from airborne Tahoe
FOLSOM – State Police say a 74-year-old Metairie woman was killed after she was ejected from her vehicle when it went airborne in a crash in Folsom Sunday afternoon.
Louisiana State Police say Sandra M. Buras was driving a Chevrolet Tahoe southbound on LA 25 when she crashed into a GMC pickup truck. The truck, driven by 58-year-old Mable Starnes Chaney of Frankinton, traveled off the side of the roadway and crashed into a ditch.
Police believe the force of the crash caused Buras’ Tahoe to become airborne and roll onto its side. Police said Buras was not wearing a seatbelt and was partially ejected from her vehicle.
Police said Buras suffered severe injuries and was airlifted to St. Tammany Parish Hospital where she later died.
According to State Police, Chaney was wearing a seatbelt and was not injured in the crash.
Investigators do not suspect impairment to be a factor in the crash, but blood samples were collected and sent to the Louisiana State Police Crime Lab for analysis.