10-year-old killed in major crash in Lafayette Parish
Lafayette Parish – Police arrived on the scene of a fatal two-vehicle crash on US Hwy 182 at the exit ramp of I-49 at MM7 on Monday afternoon.
Jaslynn Jones, 10, of Carencro, and Brittany Schroeder, 43, of Sunset, died in the crash.
A northbound 2016 Chevrolet pickup, driven by 35-year-old Kelly Hollis of Carencro, failed to yield from the stop sign at Exit 7 of I-49 as it entered onto LA 182. At the same time, a 2012 Nissan Rogue, driven by Schroeder, was traveling west on LA 182. The Chevrolet entered the path of the Nissan SUV in the westbound lane of LA 182. After the collision, both vehicles came to rest off of the roadway.
Hollis was unrestrained and was transported to a local hospital in critical condition. Jones was the front seat passenger in the Hollis’ Chevrolet. Despite being restrained, she suffered fatal injuries. Schroeder was restrained and also suffered fatal injuries. Both, Jones and Schroeder, were pronounced dead at the scene by the Lafayette Parish Coroner’s Office.
A routine toxicology sample from both drivers has been submitted to the Louisiana State Police Crime Lab for analysis. This crash remains under investigation.