Impairment suspected in crash that killed 2 in Washington Parish
Published 8:30 am Monday, May 16, 2022
On Saturday, shortly after 11 p.m., troopers from Louisiana State Police Troop L began investigating a one vehicle fatal crash on Louisiana Highway 440, near Louisiana Highway 450, in Washington Parish. The crash claimed the lives of Pamela Brown, 31, of Kentwood, and Jaquan Brown, 16, of Kentwood.
Trooper William Huggins said that the initial investigation revealed the crash occurred as a 2013 Hyundai Elantra, driven by Pamela Brown, was westbound on Highway 440. For reasons still under investigation, the Hyundai traveled off of the roadway to the right. After leaving the roadway, the Hyundai struck an embankment then began to overturn before striking two trees.
Pamela Brown was restrained, but sustained fatal injuries as a result of the crash, Huggins said. She was pronounced deceased on the scene. Jaquan Brown was restrained, but sustained fatal injuries as a result of the crash. He was pronounced deceased on the scene.
There were three unrestrained juveniles in the vehicle, all of whom sustained serious injuries, Hugging said. They were transported to area hospitals.
Impairment is suspected to be a factor in this crash. A toxicology sample was obtained for analysis. This crash remains under investigation.