Motorist killed in single-vehicle St. John crash Saturday night

Published 8:55 am Sunday, April 21, 2019

EDGARD — A Killona woman was killed during a single-vehicle crash Saturday night in St. John the Baptist Parish, authorities said.

Troopers from Louisiana State Police Troop C began investigating the fatality crash on Louisiana 640, north of Louisiana 3127 shortly before 10 p.m.

The crash took the life of 54-year-old Nina M. Mitchell.

The initial investigation indicates Mitchell was driving a 2007 Toyota Avalon southbound on Louisiana 640. As Mitchell approached Louisiana 3127, the Avalon ran off the road to the right.

The vehicle briefly reentered the roadway before exiting the roadway to the right again. The Avalon then struck a dirt driveway and overturned.

Mitchell was unrestrained at the time of the crash and ejected from the vehicle. She was pronounced deceased on scene by the St. John Coroner’s Office.

Impairment is unknown at this time, but State Police said a toxicology sample was submitted to the Louisiana State Police Crime Lab for analysis. Excessive speed may have been a factor. This crash remains under investigation.