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One Killed, One Critically Injured on Interstate 10 Wreck

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According to The Times-Picayune, a woman was killed and her passenger injured in an Interstate 10 crash on Friday afternoon in LaPlace, Louisiana.

Speed May Have Been a Factor in Crash 

The driver, 27-year-old Markesha Williams, was taken to a local hospital and later died. The passenger, 30-year-old Rachelle Jackson, was taken to the hospital in critical condition, says State Police.

Although the accident remains under investigation, authorities told The Times-Picayune that they believe speeding may be the cause of the crash. The driver of the vehicle lost control of her 2009 Toyota Camry and crashed into a sign on Interstate 10.

According to authorities, it is unclear if seat belts were in use. In addition, a toxicology report is pending.

The accident occurred around 12:30 p.m.

Important Information About Motor Vehicle Accidents

According to data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, there are thousands of wrongful deaths of people involved in motor vehicle accidents every year in the United States:

  • In 2014, there were a total of 32,675 people who were killed in motor vehicle accidents in the United States.
  • During the same year, there were 219 fewer people who were killed than there were in 2013.
  • Although there were fewer fatalities, there were nearly 25,000 more people non-fatally injured in 2014 than there were in 2013.

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