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40 year old woman killed, toddler injured in single vehicle crash in Lafayette Parish

Lafayette Parish – On June 2, 2021, just after 4:00 A.M., a single-vehicle fatal crash occurred on Interstate 10 near mile marker 105, west of Louisiana Avenue. 40-year-old Medora Lynn Burgess of Natchez, MS was killed in the crash.

Burgess was driving a 2009 Hyundai Santa Fe SUV westbound on I-10. For reasons still under investigation, Burgess’ vehicle ran off the roadway to the right. Upon doing so, the SUV entered the tree line and struck a tree in an area difficult to see from the roadway.

Burgess was unrestrained and suffered fatal injuries. She was pronounced deceased at the scene by the Lafayette Parish Coroner’s Office. A toddler in the SUV was also not restrained. He was transported to a local hospital with moderate injuries.

Impairment is suspected and a standard toxicology sample was obtained from Burgess for analysis. This crash remains under investigation.