Unrestrained Louisiana Woman Killed in Late-Night Crash on LA 10 in Vernon Parish

By Zephyr Sullivan
Published July 10, 2023

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Unrestrained Louisiana Woman Killed in Late-Night Crash on LA 10 in Vernon Parish

Vernon Parish, Louisiana – A Louisiana woman who was not restrained was killed in a late-night crash on LA 10 in Vernon Parish.

At around 11:00 p.m. on July 8, 2023, Louisiana State Police Troop E arrived at the scene of a single-vehicle crash on Louisiana Highway 10, located to the west of Pitkin, Louisiana. Sadly, the crash resulted in the death of 23-year-old Maddisen A. Martin, of Mittie, Louisiana.

According to the first investigation, 28-year-old John White Jr. from Pitkin was driving a 2006 Chevrolet Silverado on Louisiana Highway 10 towards the west. The Chevrolet somehow veered off the road and flipped over, causing Martin to be thrown out of the vehicle. The reasons behind this incident are still being looked into.

Martin, who was not wearing a seatbelt, suffered injuries in the crash that resulted in death and was pronounced dead where the accident occurred. White, who also did not have a seatbelt on, sustained injuries of a moderate nature and was taken to a nearby hospital. Samples were taken for routine toxicology testing. The crash is still being investigated.

Even though it may not be possible to survive all crashes, using seat belts correctly can greatly lower the likelihood of death for people in a vehicle and potentially lessen the severity of their injuries. Making sure that every person in the vehicle is appropriately restrained can often determine whether they live or die.

Troop E has looked into a total of 29 fatal crashes so far in 2023, which have tragically led to the loss of 34 lives.