One Child and One Adult Killed in Two-Vehicle Crash on US 182 in Louisiana
Lafayette Parish, Louisiana – Two people, one child, and one adult, were killed in a two-vehicle crash on US 182 in Louisiana.
According to the Louisiana State Police (LSP), Troop I was notified of a two-vehicle crash on US Highway 182 at the Interstate 49 exit ramp at mile marker 7 shortly after 3:30 p.m. on May 22, 2023. Jaslynn Jones, 10, of Carencro, Louisiana, and Brittany Schroeder, 43, of Sunset, Louisiana, were killed in the crash.
According to preliminary findings, a northbound 2016 Chevrolet truck driven by Kelly Hollis, 35, of Carencro, failed to yield from the stop sign at Exit 7 of I-49 as it entered LA 182. At the same time, Schroeder was driving west on LA 182 in a 2012 Nissan Rogue. On the westbound lane of LA 182, the Chevrolet collided with the Nissan SUV. Following the crash, both vehicles came to rest off the road.
According to reports from LSP, Hollis was unrestrained at the time of the crash and sent to a nearby hospital in critical condition. Jones was riding in the front passenger seat of Hollis’ Chevy. Despite being restrained, she died as a result of her injuries. Schroeder was restrained and also died as a result of injuries sustained in the crash. The Lafayette Parish Coroner’s Office pronounced Jones and Schroeder deceased at the scene.
A standard toxicological sample from both drivers was submitted to the Louisiana State Police Crime Lab for processing. This crash is still being investigated.
According to LA. R.S. 32:295, a child under the age of thirteen must ride in the back seat when one is available. While seat belts are not always effective, they significantly improve a person’s chances of survival and reduce the severity of injuries. Seat belts work to spread the forces of a collision, protect the head and spine, cross the strong bones of the body, slow the body down, and prevent ejection when worn properly.
Troop I has investigated 23 fatal crashes that resulted in 26 deaths so far in 2023.