Victim ID from I-10 fatal wreck still not released by police

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, April 4, 2006


Managing Editor

LAPLACE — The name of the fatality victim in Tuesday’s accident on Interstte 10 in LaPlace has not yet been released by Louisiana State Police.

Spokesman TFC Joseph Piglia said the name cannot be released because the victim’s family has not yet been located to make notification.

The accident happened on Tuesday at 5:41 p.m., when a 2000 Chevrolet Cavalier was traveling eastbound on I-10 at Milepost 197 in LaPlace.

For unknown reasons, according to Louisiana State Trooper Ryan Zimmerman’s initial investigation, the driver of the Cavalier lost control of the vehicle, which spun into the median

After crossing the median into westbound traffic, it entered the path of a 2005 Honda Accord, driven by Maria Dolan of New Orleans, in the outside lane.

The Accord, unable to turn or stop in time, struck the Cavalier on the driver’s side rear. The impact threw the Cavalier’s driver, who had not been wearing a seat belt, from the vehicle.

This impact caused fatal injuries to the driver of the Cavalier.

At this point, the Accord was itself struck from behind a 2001 Lincoln Navigator, driven by Danielle Davis of Baton Rouge in the same westbound outside lane, who was unable to turn or stop in time.

Dolan was transported to River Parishes Hospital in LaPlace for treatment of her minor injuries, according to State Police.

The cause of the accident remains under investigation by Trooper Zimmerman.