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Car Hits Abandoned SUV, Flips into Waterway; Driver Dies

Louisiana State Police say a 28-year-old woman died when her small car hit an abandoned SUV on an elevated interstate shoulder, then flipped over the guardrail into a waterway below.

Posted: May 25, 2021 10:42 AM

AP - Louisiana State Police say a 28-year-old woman died when her small car hit an abandoned SUV on an elevated interstate shoulder, then flipped over the guardrail into a waterway below.

A news release says the impact sent the SUV into traffic on Interstate 55, where it hit a pickup truck about 1 a.m. Sunday. The driver of the car was identified as Sarah Martin of Ponchatoula.

A news release says her Toyota Corolla was upside down and completely submerged after it hit the 2000 Ford Explorer near Manchac. Police say she was not properly buckled.

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