Unrestrained woman killed in crash, child seat saves infant

Published 9:26 am Saturday, May 14, 2022

Ringgold – Earlier today, just before 10:30 a.m., Troopers assigned to Louisiana State Police Troop G began investigating a one-vehicle fatality crash on US Hwy 371, just south of Pietsch Road. This crash claimed the life of 34-year-old Amber Holman, of Ringgold who was not wearing a seat belt.
The initial investigation revealed a 2006 Honda Accord, driven by Holman, was traveling north on US Hwy 371. For reasons still under investigation, Holman left the roadway and struck a tree.
Holman, who was not restrained, was transported to Ochsner LSU Health Shreveport, where she was later pronounced deceased. An infant passenger, who was properly restrained in a child seat, was not injured, but was transported to Ochsner LSU Health Shreveport for evaluation.
Impairment is not suspected to be a factor in this crash; however, routine toxicology samples were taken and submitted for analysis. The crash remains under investigation.
While not all crashes are survivable, statistics show that seat belts and child seats, when used properly, will dramatically reduce your chance of being injured or killed in a crash. Louisiana law requires that every person in a vehicle, regardless of seating position, always remain buckled up.
In 2022, Troop G has investigated 12 fatal crashes, resulting in 13 deaths.