Louisiana State Police officials are reporting that an Abbeville woman who was unrestrained during a crash last Sunday has now died from her injuries.

State Police Troop I Spokesman Trooper Thomas Gossen says that 86-year-old Alice Abbott died from her injuries that happened on the afternoon of Sunday, January 3.

Gossen says that Abbott failed to yield to the other traffic when she was at a stop sign on Jacqulyn Street, and a truck ended up hitting her vehicle.

The woman was not wearing her seat belt. She was injured and taken to a hospital to be treated. Officials with State Police were notified yesterday by the Vermilion Parish Coroner's Office yesterday that the woman had died from her injuries.

The spokesman says that the person driving the truck was not hurt, and he adds that the driver was not suspected of being under the influence of anything while driving that afternoon around 3:30 when the crash happened.

Trooper Thomas Gossen wants to remind drivers that not everyone will survive a crash, but chances of making it out with your life are drastically increased when you are wearing a seat belt.

Three people died in crashes so far this year.



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