Woman dies in Iberia Parish crash

Louisiana State Police Troop I is continuing with their investigation of a deadly crash that happened Monday in Iberia Parish. Troopers said they responded to a head-on crash involving two vehicles on LA 3195 that claimed the life of 55 year old New Iberia resident Maretta D. Stevens.

According to State Police, a Nissan Altima driven by 26 year old Sharon Witzel of New Iberia was traveling southbound on LA 3195.  Simultaneously, a Chevrolet Suburban driven by 55-year-old Marreta Stevens was traveling northbound on LA 3195 when for unknown reasons Witzel crossed the center line into the northbound lane and collided head-on with Stevens.

Police say both drivers were properly restrained at the time of the crash. Witzel suffered moderate injuries and was transported to a local hospital for treatment.  Steven sustained critical injuries and was taken to a local hospital where she later succumbed to her injuries.

Troopers do not suspect impairment to have been a contributing factor in this crash, however blood samples were obtained and will be sent to the Louisiana State Police Crime Lab for analysis. Charges are pending at the outcome of the investigation.


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