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Passenger dies, driver is critically injured in single vehicle accident

GONZALES, LA (WAFB) -

One person is dead and another in critical condition after a car accident in Gonzales Thursday morning.

The Gonzales Police Department arrived to the scene of a single vehicle accident on Hwy. 30 and S. Philippe St. at 10:57 a.m. Thursday. Officers found the vehicle in a ditch after earlier veering off of the eastbound lane for unknown reasons.

The Gonzales Fire Department was also called to the accident where they stabilized the vehicle and began extrication.

The female passenger, 54-year-old Brenda Darrensbourg of Gonzales, in the vehicle died at the scene. The driver, 71-year-old Joseph Richard, Jr. of Garyville, was transported to St. Elizabeth Hospital in critical condition. 

Police are investigating the accident with assistance from Louisiana State Police.

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