St. Mary Parish – Shortly after 1:15 p.m. on November 22, 2023, Louisiana State Police Troop I was notified of a two-vehicle crash on US Highway 90 Business (LA-182) near Beauregard Road. The crash claimed the life of 33-year-old Kristin Michele Myers.
The preliminary investigation revealed Myers was driving a 2017 Kia Forte westbound on LA 182, traveling behind a westbound 2019 F250. For reasons still under investigation, Myers’ Kia rear-ended the back of the F250 as the driver slowed to make a left turn.
Myers suffered critical injuries and was transported to a local hospital where she succumbed to her injuries. Restraint use on the part of Myers is unknown at this time. The driver of the F250 was restrained and was not injured.
Impairment on the part of Myers is unknown, but standard toxicology samples were obtained for analysis; results are pending. The driver of the F250 showed no signs of impairment and submitted a breath sample indicating no alcohol in his system. This crash remains under investigation.