64-year-old Karlina F. Rosella of New Iberia is dead after her car flipped over and ejected her while she was driving on Federal Highway 90 near Le Triomphe Parkway in St. Martin Parish.

Louisiana State Police Trooper Thomas Gossen says the single-vehicle crash happened Thursday morning around 5 a.m. when Rosella's car ran off the roadway into the median, hit a curb, then went airborne. Troopers say she wasn't wearing a seatbelt. A toxicology sample is being analyzed as the crash remains under investigation.

She was pronounced dead at the scene, marking the 7th death out of 6 fatal crashes that Troop I has investigated in 2021.


Gossen leaves us with the following statement:

Louisiana State Troopers wish to remind motorists that, while not all crashes are survivable, statistics show that the chances of surviving a crash rise significantly when properly restrained. Making good choices while in motor vehicles such as never driving while impaired and always ensuring every occupant is properly restrained can often mean the difference between life and death.

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