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Driver dies from injuries sustained in Thursday morning accident in Livingston Parish


Louisiana State Police say that a woman who sustained serious injuries in an accident Thursday morning in Livingston Parish has died. 

According to State Police, 19-year-old Lolene Collyer from Denham Springs was driving westbound on Impson Street when she failed to yield a left turn and turned into the path of an 18-wheeler traveling northbound on LA 1019. Collyer was then struck by the 18-wheeler on the drivers side of her vehicle. Despite having a seatbelt on at the time of the accident, Collyer sustained serious injuries in the crash and was taken to Our Lady of the Lake Hospital. 

Just after 9 p.m. Friday, the Livingston Parish Coroner's Office called State Police to inform them that Collyer had been pronounced dead by doctors at the hospital. 

The driver of the 18-wheeler, 68-year-old Eddie Bell submitted to a breathalyzer test at the scene which showed no detectable signs of impairment. 

State Police do not suspect impairment on the part of Collyer but a routine toxicology test was taken and sent to the Louisiana State Police Crime Lab for analysis. 

The crash remains under investigation. 

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