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LSP: Woman dead, toddler injured in morning Lafayette Parish crash

LSP is working to determine why the vehicle ran off the road in the first place.

Posted: Jun 2, 2021 1:44 PM

LAFAYETTE PARISH, La. (KADN) - A woman is dead and a toddler injured following a morning crash in Lafayette Parish.

According to Louisiana State Police, the crash happened on Interstate 10 near mile marker 105. That's west of the Louisiana Avenue exit.

Medora Lynn Burgess, 40, of Natchez, Miss. was killed in the crash. An unrestrained toddler was taken to the hospital with moderate injured.

Investigators said that the crash happened just after 4 a.m. Wednesday. 

Burgess was driving a 2009 Hyundai Santa Fe west when the vehicle ran off the right side of the road. The SUV drove into the tree line, hitting a tree in an area difficult to see from the road.

LSP is working to determine why the vehicle ran off the road in the first place.

Both Burgess and the toddler were unrestrained. The Lafayette Parish Coroner's Office pronounced her dead at the scene.

According to LSP, impairment is suspect and a toxicology sample was obtained for analysis.

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