LSP: Baton Rouge woman dies after Christmas Day crash in East Feliciana Parish
EAST FELICIANA PARISH - A 47-year-old Baton Rouge woman is dead after she was involved in a single-vehicle crash on Christmas Day.
According to Louisiana State Police, the crash occurred shortly before 4:30 p.m., December 25 on LA Hwy 964 north of LA Hwy 955 in East Feliciana Parish.
The crash ultimately claimed the life of 47-year-old Darla V. Silvio of Baton Rouge.
Through the initial investigation, State Police determined that the crash occurred as Silvio was driving a 2009 Dodge Ram pickup truck southbound on LA Hwy 964. For unknown reasons, Silvio's Dodge ran off the roadway to the left side and subsequently struck a tree.
Silvio was wearing a seat belt but sustained serious injuries as a result of the crash. She was transported from the scene to Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center in Baton Rouge for treatment. On December 29th, 2018, State Police was notified that Silvio succumbed to her injuries.
"Impairment on the part of Silvio is unknown at this time, but may have been a factor," State Police stated in a news release. A standard toxicology sample was obtained and will be submitted to the Louisiana State Police Crime Lab for analysis.
The crash remains under investigation.