Woman dies in single vehicle crash

Louisiana State Police say a woman has been killed in a single vehicle crash.  The crash happened Saturday night around 10:30 pm on I-10 in Ascension Parish, just two miles east of the Highland Road exit.

Taselin Whitney, 36, was traveling eastbound on I-10 when her vehicle drifted off the road to the left causing her to overcorrect to the right.  The vehicle crossed both eastbound lanes and ran off the road, hitting a guard rail at the Bluff Road overpass.  It then continued up an embankment and hit a concrete girder of the underside of the overpass.

Whitney was not wearing a seatbelt at the time and died as a result of her injuries in the crash.  A passenger in the front seat, Bobby Joe Beckham, 34, was also not wearing a seatbelt but received moderate injuries in the crash.

It is unknown whether alcohol use is a factor in this crash. Toxicology results are pending.

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