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Rollover crash in Jennings kills woman

A Jennings, Louisiana woman was killed after a wastewater truck rolled into her vehicle. State police responded to the crash on October 23.

The investigation revealed that the truck was traveling west on a curve when it crossed the center line into the eastbound lane. The driver of the truck attempted to regain control of the vehicle which caused it to roll into a 2003 Chevrolet Cavalier driven by the woman.

The woman was pronounced dead at the scene by the Jefferson Davis Parish Coroner's Office as a result of injuries she sustained in the crash. A passenger in her vehicle was seriously injured and was taken to a local hospital for treatment.

The driver of the truck sustained minor injuries and was cited for careless driving. Both drivers and the passenger involved in the accident were wearing seatbelts. Toxicology screening was obtained from the drivers and submitted for further analysis. The crash remains under investigation by law enforcement.

Individuals who have been injured in a truck accident may benefit from consulting a personal injury lawyer. Truck accidents can cause severe injuries due to the comparative weight of trucks versus other vehicles on the road. Family members who have lost a loved one in a truck accident may be able to file a wrongful death claim against the person responsible for the accident.

Claimants in a personal injury case must prove who was at fault for the accident. In some cases, liability is clear based on evidence found at the scene such as when a driver's vehicle is stopped by the crash in the wrong lane of traffic. When liability is unclear, investigators may talk to witnesses and try to obtain camera footage and other evidence from around the scene of the crash to determine what happened.

Source: KPLC, "Jennings woman dies after truck rolls onto car", 10/30/2018

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