Woman killed when her car runs off the road and flips in St. John the Baptist Parish

Jim Hanzo
April 21, 2019 - 10:31 am

Louisiana State police are investigaing a fatality crash that took the life of a 54-year-old woman last night just before 10 p.m. in St. John the Baptist Parish. 

Nina M. Mitchell was killed when police say the 2007 Toyota Avalon she was driving on LA Hwy 640 southbound just north of LA Hwy 3127 ran off the road to the right, briefly reentered the roadway before running off the road again struck a dirt driveway and overturned.  

Mitchell was unrestrained at the time and was prounounced dead on the scene.  

Mitchell was ejected from the vehicle. Toxicology tests are pending.  Police believe speed may have been a factor.     

Louisiana State Troopers wish to remind motorists that all occupants in a vehicle must be restrained, regardless of seating position. While not all crashes are survivable, statistics show that the chances of surviving a crash rise significantly when properly restrained. Making good choices while in motor vehicles such as never driving while impaired and always ensuring every occupant is properly restrained can often mean the difference between life and death.


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