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Unrestrained woman killed in Ascension Parish crash

Update: On August 3rd, 2021, shortly before 7a.m. Mitchell was taken into custody.
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Gonzales – Shortly before 11:30 a.m. on August 2, 2021, Troopers from Louisiana State Police Troop A began investigating a two vehicle fatal crash on LA Hwy 938 (Coon Trap Road) north of LA Hwy 74 in Ascension Parish. The crash took the life of 35-year-old Jasy Hunt of Gonzales.

The initial investigation revealed the crash occurred as 26-year-old Levi Mitchell of Prairieville was traveling northbound on LA Hwy 938 in a 2007 Hyundai Santa Fe. Hunt was the front seat passenger in the Hyundai. At the same time, a 2017 Freightliner box truck was traveling southbound on LA Hwy 938. For reasons still under investigation, Mitchell crossed the centerline into the opposing lane, which resulted in the Hyundai striking the Freightliner head-on. After striking the Freightliner, Mitchell exited the Hyundai and fled the crash scene.

Hunt was unrestrained at the time of the crash and sustained fatal injuries. She was pronounced deceased on the scene.  The driver of the Freightliner was properly restrained and sustained minor injuries.  He was transported to a local hospital for treatment. As part of the ongoing investigation, a toxicology sample was obtained from the driver of the Freightliner for analysis.

Mitchell was unrestrained at the time of the crash and remains at large. Troop A Troopers in coordination with the Louisiana State Police Fugitive Apprehension Unit are currently searching for Mitchell, who is wanted for multiple felony warrants including of LRS 14:69 B(2) – Illegal Possession of Stolen Things $5k to $25k (Felony),  LRS 14:108.1 – Aggravated Flight from an Officer (Felony), LRS 14:99 – Reckless Operation of a Vehicle (Felony), LRS 14:96 – Aggravated Obstruction of a Highway of Commerce (Felony), LRS 14:68.4 – Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle (Felony), LRS 14:56 B(2) – Simple Criminal Damage to Property $1k to $50k (Felony), and LRS – 14:32.1 Vehicular Homicide.

If anyone has any information regarding the whereabouts of Mitchell, please contact Louisiana State Police Troop A at (225)754-8500, or call your local law enforcement agency or 911.