Baton Rouge Woman Killed in Livingston Parish Crash
Published 3:51 pm Thursday, December 23, 2021
Denham Springs – Shortly after 11:00 a.m. on December 23, 2021, Troopers from Louisiana State Police Troop A began investigating a two vehicle fatal crash on LA Hwy 1026 (Lockhart Rd.) at the intersection of Eden Church Road in Livingston Parish. The crash claimed the life of 42-year-old Cassandra Womack of Baton Rouge.
The initial investigation revealed the crash occurred as Womack was traveling north on Eden Church Road in a 2015 Audi Q3. At the same time, a 2008 Dodge Ram was traveling east on LA Hwy 1026. For reasons still under investigation, Womack failed to yield at a stop sign and traveled into the eastbound lane of LA Hwy 1026 in front of the Dodge. This resulted in the Dodge striking the Audi on its driver’s side door.
Despite the fact that she was properly restrained, Womack sustained serious injuries. She was transported to a local hospital, where she ultimately succumbed to her injuries. The driver of the Dodge was also properly restrained and sustained minor injuries. As part of the ongoing investigation, toxicology samples were obtained from both drivers for analysis.
Motorists should always be cognizant of their surroundings and obey posted traffic control signs. Making good choices while in motor vehicles such as never driving while impaired, always ensuring every occupant is properly restrained, and obeying all traffic laws can often mean the difference between life and death.