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Woman Dead Following Iberville Parish Traffic Jam

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adriana_trevino2 years ago

A woman was fatally injured during a morning traffic jam in Iberville Parish, Louisiana on Tusday.

About the Fatal Traffic Jam

According to The Acadiana Advocate, a four vehicle crash left one woman dead Tuesday morning in Iberville Parish, Louisiana. 

Tracy Franques, 33, was driving a Ford Focus when she was involved in a multi-vehicle pile-up. The accident happened after traffic was stalled due to a morning traffic jam on eastbound I-10 near Ramah.

Preliminary reports indicate a 2007 International box truck being driven John Witt attempted to avoid a vehicle that had stopped in front of him, only to veer into Franques’ vehicle. Franques’ focus was then struck by a 2013 Hyundai Sonata and finally an 18-wheeler.

Franques was restrained at the time of the collision, but still sustained fatal injuries. She was pronounced dead at the scene shortly after 7 am. The incident remains under investigation.

Trucking Accident Statistics

The following information was provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA):

  • 3,921 people were killed in trucking accidents in 2012 – up 4-percent from the 3,781 deaths recorded in 2011.
  • Of those killed in trucking accidents:
    • 697 were occupants of large trucks
    • 2,843 were occupants of other vehicles
    • 381 were non-occupants
  • An additional 104,000 people were injured in trucking accidents in 2012 up from 88,000 from the previous year.


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