Iberia Parish – Shortly before 6:00 p.m. on December 10, 2021, Louisiana State Police Troop I was notified of a two-vehicle crash on Louisiana Highway 14 near Old La 25 in Iberia Parish. The crash claimed the life of 41-year-old Kristy K. Hebert of Erath.
The preliminary investigation revealed Ashlee Vincent Broussard was driving a 2016 Toyota 4-Runner east on LA 14. At the same time, a 2007 Honda Accord was traveling east on LA 14 in the left lane. For reasons still under investigation, Broussard turned left into the path of the Accord and was struck. After the collision, the 4-Runner overturned into the median.
Broussard and her front seat passenger, Hebert, were not restrained at the time of the crash. Broussard was not injured, however, Hebert suffered fatal injuries. A third passenger in the rear seat, whose seat belt usage is unknown at this time, sustained critical injuries and was transported to a local hospital. The driver of the Accord was transported to a local hospital in critical condition and seat belt usage on their part is under investigation.
Broussard submitted a breath sample which indicated she was above the legal limit of intoxication. Impairment on the part of the other driver is pending investigation due to their current medical condition. Broussard was transported to the Iberia Parish Jail where she was book on the charges of: careless operation, no seat belt, first degree vehicular negligent injuring (2 counts), and vehicular homicide.
This crash remains under investigation.