Unrestrained Louisiana Woman Killed, Bus Passengers Injured in I-10 Collision Near Causeway Blvd, Metairie

By Calcasieu Staff
Published December 11, 2023

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Metairie, Louisiana – At around 11:00 a.m. on December 9, 2023, Louisiana State Police Troop B initiated an investigation into a fatal two-vehicle collision on I-10 near Causeway Blvd in Metairie, Louisiana. The collision resulted in the death of Brittany M. Delpit, aged 34, from New Orleans, Louisiana.

According to the initial findings, Delpit was driving a 2006 Chevrolet Cobalt west on I-10 and exiting Causeway Blvd when she veered into the exit lane, lost control of her vehicle, and struck the crash attenuator. This initial impact caused her car to spin across the westbound lanes of I-10 and collide with a 2020 Ford Eldorado mini-bus carrying 17 passengers traveling in the same direction.

Delpit was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash, sustained fatal injuries, and was pronounced dead at the scene. Some passengers on the mini-bus suffered minor injuries and were taken to a nearby hospital for treatment.

The presence of impairment is currently unknown, and authorities have obtained a toxicology sample for analysis as part of their ongoing investigation into this incident.

Louisiana State Troopers are using this opportunity to remind all drivers to make responsible decisions while operating vehicles. They emphasize that wearing seat belts is crucial as it remains one of the leading causes of preventable deaths in motor vehicle crashes in Louisiana. The law requires all occupants to be properly restrained regardless of their seating position.