Unrestrained Driver Killed in Plaquemines Parish Crash

Published 8:22 am Saturday, April 22, 2023

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Buras – On April 21, 2023, shortly after 5:00 a.m., Troopers with Louisiana State Police Troop B responded to a single-vehicle crash on LA 39 near Hughes Street in Buras. The crash ultimately claimed the life of 45-year-old Janiece Harvey of Gretna. 

The initial investigation revealed that Harvey was driving a 2020 Toyota Camry south on LA 39 near Hughes Street. For reasons still under investigation, Harvey’s vehicle traveled off the roadway and impacted a tree.

Harvey, who was not restrained at the time of the crash suffered serious injuries and was transported to a local hospital where she later died. Impairment on the part of Harvey is not suspected, however routine toxicology results are pending.

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