Woman dies from vehicle striking trailer in LaPlace

Published 8:29 am Tuesday, February 1, 2022

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LAPLACE —  A 56-year-old woman has died after a vehicle hit a trailer where she was living on Cambridge Drive in LaPlace.

On Friday, January 21, 2022, at about 2:30 p.m., officers with the St. John the Baptist Parish Sheriff’s Office responded to the crash. The victim, identified as Penny Thomas, 56, was inside the trailer at the time of the incident. As a result of the impact with the residence, Thomas suffered serious injuries and was transported to a New Orleans hospital where she died on January 25, 2022 due to her injuries.

The circumstances of the crash are still under investigation by the St. John Parish Sheriff’s Office. The driver is not being identified at this time. Toxicology samples from the driver were taken and submitted for analysis. The SJSO is awaiting the results.