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Impairment suspected in crash that killed Gonzales woman

6 years 6 months 3 weeks ago Friday, July 08 2016 Jul 8, 2016 July 08, 2016 10:01 AM July 08, 2016 in News
Source: WBRZ

PRAIRIEVILLE - State Police say impairment is a suspected factor in a crash that killed a Gonzales woman in Ascension Parish overnight.

Troopers were on the scene of the single-vehicle wreck just after 3 a.m. Friday on LA 621 east of LA 73. 37-year-old Christine Reaux, of Gonzales, was killed in the crash.

Investigators say Reaux was traveling eastbound on LA 621 when she failed to negotiate a right-hand curve and lost control of her vehicle. Her vehicle ran off the left side of the road and hit an embankment. She was thrown from her vehicle as it overturned multiple times.

State Police said Reaux was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash, and she was pronounced dead at the scene. Impairment is a suspected factor in the crash and a toxicology sample has been submitted to the LSP Crime Lab for analysis.

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