Parish woman, 36, killed in single-vehicle crash

Published 4:45 pm Thursday, September 28, 2017

A 36-year-old Bogalusa woman was killed Thursday morning in a single-vehicle crash in St. Tammany Parish, according to the Louisiana State Police.

Trooper Dustin Dwight of the LSP said that at approximately 6:20 a.m. on Thursday, troopers from Louisiana State Police Troop L responded to a single-vehicle fatal crash on U.S. Highway 190, west of Louisiana Highway 1077 in St. Tammany Parish. The crash claimed the life of Gladys Shareca Myres from Bogalusa.

Dwight said the preliminary on-scene investigation led troopers to determine that the crash occurred as Myres was driving a 2002 Toyota Corolla westbound on Highway 190. Myres entered the eastbound lane in an attempt to pass another westbound vehicle, Dwight said.

While passing, Myres lost control of her vehicle. Her vehicle exited the left side of the roadway and impacted a tree. Despite being properly restrained, Myres was severely injured in the crash, Dwight said.

She was transported from the scene in critical condition to North Oaks Health Systems by Acadian Ambulance. Shortly after arriving at the hospital, Myres succumbed to the injuries she sustained in the crash.

Dwight said that impairment is not suspected to have been a contributing factor in this crash. As part of the ongoing fatality investigation, blood samples were obtained and will be sent to the crime lab for analysis.