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Reserve woman killed in Edgard crash

Edgard – On April 3, 2021, shortly after 11:30 p.m., Troopers from Louisiana State Police Troop C responded to a two-vehicle crash on LA Hwy 3127 east of LA Hwy 640 in St. John the Baptist Parish. The crash claimed the life of 26-year-old Bridgett Kentrell Alexander of Reserve.

The preliminary investigation revealed a 2010 Jeep SUV, driven by Alexander, was traveling west on LA 3127. At the same time, the driver of a 2018 Volvo tractor-trailer was traveling east on LA 3127. For reasons still under investigation, the Jeep crossed the center line into the opposing lane of a travel and struck the tractor-trailer head-on. After the impact, the Jeep came to rest in the eastbound lane of travel while the tractor-trailer ran off the roadway and became partially submerged in a ditch.

Despite being properly restrained, Alexander suffered fatal injuries as a result of the crash and was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the tractor-trailer, who was properly restrained, sustained moderate injuries and was transported to a New Orleans area hospital for treatment. A toxicology sample was obtained from Alexander and submitted for analysis. This crash remains under investigation.

Louisiana State Troopers would like to take this opportunity to remind motorists to always make good decisions while operating motor vehicles. Never drive while impaired, fatigued, or distracted. Always ensure every occupant is properly restrained and follow all traffic laws. Taking simple precautions such as these can often mean the difference between life and death.

Troop C has investigated 9 fatal crashes resulting in 11 deaths in 2021.