Many woman killed in Vernon crash

Published 8:53 am Saturday, December 18, 2021

A Many woman was killed Sunday night in a single-vehicle crash at the intersection of La. 28 and La. 8.

Louisiana State Police said the crash claimed the life of 75-year-old Linda G. Sterling.

Troopers said a 2021 Chevrolet Equinox, driven by Sterling, was westbound on La. 8 when it failed to stop at the stop sign at La. 28. As a result, the Equinox traveled across both travel lanes, exited the roadway, impacted a ditch embankment and overturned.

Sterling, who was unrestrained, sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced dead. A toxicology sample was obtained and submitted for analysis.

While the cause of this crash remains under investigation, distracted and inattentive driving continues to be a leading cause of crashes in the state, trooper said.

In 2021, Troop E has investigated 56 fatal crashes resulting in 58 deaths.