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Driver dies from injuries sustained in Monday afternoon crash in Ascension Parish

ST. AMANT, LA (WAFB) -

Louisiana State Police Officials say one of the drivers involved in a two-vehicle crash in Ascension Parish Monday afternoon has died.  

State Troopers say 56-year-old Terri Hill died from injuries sustained in the crash at Our Lady of the Lake hospital.

According to State Police, the accident happened just before 4 p.m. at the intersection of Black Bayou Road and George Rouyea Road.

Troopers say an initial investigation revealed that Hill was driving her 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt southbound on George Rouyea Rd. when she came to a stop at the intersection at Black Bayou Rd. For unknown reasons, Hill proceeded to make a right turn onto Black Bayou Rd, turned into the path of a 2001 GMC Yukon traveling westbound and was hit on the driver’s side of her vehicle.

Both Hill and the driver of the Yukon, 42-year-old Lori Robert of Gonzales, were transported to Our Lady of the Lake Hospital with moderate to serious injuries.

Hill succumbed to her injuries and was pronounced dead by doctors at the hospital Tuesday morning.

Both drivers were wearing seat belts at the time of the accident.

State Troopers do not believe that impairment was a factor in the crash but took routine toxicology tests from both Hill and Robert and will be submitted to the Louisiana State Police Crime Lab for analysis.  

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