UPDATE: Police identify victim in early morning crash in St. Mary Parish

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UPDATE: A Monday morning crash on La. 182 in St. Mary Parish claimed the life of 24 year old Ladasha Lemon of Franklin.

Police say it happened around 11:15 a.m. near Locust Drive. 

A preliminary investigation has revealed that Lemon was traveling west on LA 182 when she slowly veered her vehicle into the eastbound lane to make a left turn.

Police say her vehicle then struck an SUV head on.  Lemon was wearing a seat belt, but sustained fatal injuries, police said. 

She was pronounced dead on the scene by the St. Mary Parish Coroner’s Office.

Police say two toddlers inside the vehicle with Lemon were not in child restraint seats or seat belts and sustained severe injuries.  Both children were transported to local hospitals. 

Police say the driver of the second vehicle was also not wearing a seat belt, sustained moderate injuries and was transported to a local hospital for treatment.

It is not known if impairment was a factor in the crash., however standard toxicology samples were taken from both drivers and submitted for analysis. This crash remains under investigation.

ORIGINAL: GARDEN CITY, La. (KLFY) One person was killed on Highway 182 in a two-vehicle crash, state police said.

Troop I spokesman Brooks David said the crash occurred at about 11:15 a.m. near Locust Street in the Garden City area.

We will update this story when new information becomes available.

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