New Iberia woman killed in St. Mary Parish crash
A New Iberia woman was killed Sunday evening in a two-vehicle crash in western St. Mary Parish that also left another person in serious condition.
Jackie Marie Brown, 41, was killed in the crash on La. 182 near La. 670, State Police Troop I said in a news release. La. 670 is located in Jeanerette.
Troop I was notified of the crash shortly after 8 p.m.
The preliminary investigation revealed Brown was westbound on La. 182 in a 2009 Hyundai Santa Fe sport utility vehicle when, for reasons still under investigation, Brown’s SUV crossed the center line and struck an eastbound 2007 Cadillac SRX SUV head on.
Seatbelt usage on the part of Brown is unknown; she was pronounced dead at the scene by the St. Mary Parish Coroner’s Office.
The Cadillac’s driver was not restrained properly and was transported to a local hospital in serious condition. Toxicology samples were taken from the drivers, and results are pending.
Troop I has investigated three fatal crashes resulting in four deaths in 2021.