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.