ST. MARTIN PARISH (EVEN NEWS) – One woman was killed in a single-vehicle crash in St. Martinville on Sunday afternoon.
The crash occurred on LA Hwy 352 (Catahoula Levee Road) near Bayou Mercier Road in St. Martin Parish. Connie Bourque, 56, of St. Martinville, died in the crash.
Bourque was driving a 2018 Hyundai Sonata east on LA 352 when, for unknown reasons, she exited the roadway to the right. Upon doing so, Bourque’s Sonata entered a large bayou south of LA 352. Emergency crews located her body once the submerged vehicle was recovered from the bayou.
Bourque was not properly restrained at the time of the crash. She was pronounced dead at the scene by the St. Martin Parish Coroner’s Office.
Investigators later discovered Bourque was reported missing and was last seen on Friday, May 19, 2023, at approximately 6:00 p.m. Due to exposure to the elements, a proper blood sample was unable to be obtained for analysis and this crash remains under investigation.