Missing Centerville woman found killed in crash

A single-vehicle crash took the life of an 87-year-old Centerville woman after the woman allegedly drove her vehicle through a wooden barricade and entered a canal, a Louisiana State Police Troop I news release said.

The woman’s family had reported her missing Sunday afternoon.

Shortly before 1:30 a.m. Monday, Troop I was notified of a single-vehicle Fatality crash on the U.S. 90 Frontage Road near La. 3211 in Franklin. The crash took the life of Marian Tabb, 87, of Centerville, the release said.

The preliminary investigation revealed Tabb was traveling east on the U.S. 90 Frontage Road in a 2002 Oldsmobile Alero.

For reasons still under investigation, Tabb drove her vehicle through a wooden barricade and it entered a deep canal. Tabb was unable to get out of her vehicle and sustained fatal injuries. She was pronounced deceased by the St. Mary Parish Coroner’s Office on scene.

Tabb had been reported missing by her family at 3:30 p.m. Sunday, and the St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Office discovered the crash scene shortly after 10 p.m. Once the scene was confirmed a fatality crash, state police were notified.

Police say impairment is not suspected to be a factor in the crash. However, a standard toxicology report is pending. Tabb was properly restrained at the time of the crash.

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