St. Martinville woman dies from injuries she sustained in a Dec. 12 crash


ST. MARTIN PARISH, La. (KLFY)- A 60-year-old St. Martinville woman has died weeks after a single-vehicle crash Hwy. 3039 near Caliste Olivier Road.

On Dec. 12, 2019, troopers were called to the scene at about 2:15 that morning where Arlene Higginbotham’s Mazda was found overturned in a ditch.

Higginbotham was not wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash and was ejected from the vehicle, investigators said.

She was taken to a local hospital in critical condition. On December 24, troopers was notified that Higginbotham had died on December 19.

Impairment is unknown and this crash remains under investigation, State Police Troop I spokesperson Thomas Gossen said.

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