Sen. Dan Claitor's mother dies from crash injuries
PRAIRIEVILLE - The mother of state Senator Dan Claitor has died from injuries she sustained during a wreck in Ascension Parish over the weekend, according to Louisiana State Police.
Nancy Claitor, 80, along with her husband Robert Claitor, 88, were taken to a Baton Rouge area hospital after they were hit from behind around noon on Saturday.
At the time, state police said Nancy Claitor had serious injuries while her husband only suffered minor injuries.
Investigators said the Claitors were driving on Airline when they changed lanes and stopped in front of a pickup pulling a large trailer. The pickup hit them from behind, sending sending the Claitors' vehicle into the median.
Troopers said Nancy Claitor died from injuries sustained during the crash shortly before midnight on Wednesday.
Sen. Claitor is running for the open 6th District congressional seat being vacated by Rep. Bill Cassidy. While he canceled weekend campaign appearances after the crash, he made an appearance at the Baton Rouge Press Club on Monday.
News 2's Rob Krieger said Rep. Claitor will be at 6th congressional district debate this morning, despite the passing of his mother. Debate will air live on WBTR at noon.
State policesaid no charges have been filed, and the crash remains under investigation.