The following has been released by the Louisiana State Police:
Norwood, LA – Shortly before 4:00 pm on November 24, 2016, Troopers from Louisiana State Police Troop A began investigating a single vehicle fatality crash on LA 422 east of LA 19 in East Feliciana Parish. The crash took the life of 14 year old Emily Sessions of Woodville, MS.
The initial investigation by State Police revealed that the crash occurred as 24 year old Shannon Sessions of Woodville, MS was traveling westbound on LA 422 in a 2016 Jeep Wrangler. Sessions lost control of her vehicle when she became distracted by a bug that flew into her vehicle. Sessions ran off the roadway to the right and traveled down a steep embankment. Sessions’ vehicle then began to overturn after striking a tree.
Emily Sessions was properly restrained at the time of the crash but sustained fatal injuries. She was pronounced deceased at the scene by the East Feliciana Parish Coroner’s Office. Shannon Sessions and her front seat passenger were also properly restrained and sustained moderate injuries in the crash. Impairment is not suspected to be a factor in this crash but a toxicology sample will be taken from Shannon Sessions for analysis.