Iota woman dies in crash
Louisiana State Police – Troop I investigated a single vehicle fatal crash on US 90 west of Crowley, La, within Acadia Parish.
The crash occurred shortly after 1:00 a.m. Sunday morning, Nov. 16. when twenty-six year old Miriah Cox of Iota, was traveling westbound on US 90, at a high rate of speed.
For unknown reasons, the vehicle traveled left of the centerline and traveled off the roadway to the left onto the grass/gravel shoulder adjacent to the eastbound lane of US 90. Cox steered left in an attempt to re-enter US 90 however, the front, right portion of the vehicle struck a tree south of the US 90.
The impact with the tree caused the vehicle to separate. Cox was not wearing a seatbelt during the crash and was pronounced dead on scene. Alcohol is suspected as a contributing factor in the crash and chemical test are pending at the LSP crime lab.
This is the 65th fatality crash and the 71st fatality Troop I has investigated thus far in 2008.
Louisiana State Police reminds everyone; to please be a true friend and be a true designated driver now and for the upcoming holidays.