St. Francisville (La State Police) – Shortly after 1:30 am on April 19, 2019, Troopers from Louisiana State Police Troop A began investigating a single vehicle fatality crash on US Hwy 61 north of LA Hwy 965 in West Feliciana Parish. The crash claimed the life of Makenna Tunstall, 18, of Moss Point, Mississippi.
The initial investigation by State Police revealed that the crash occurred as Tunstall was driving a 2009 Saturn Aura northbound on US Hwy 61. For unknown reasons, the Saturn ran off the roadway to the left and entered the median. The vehicle then re-entered the northbound lanes of travel on US Hwy 61 and proceeded to travel off the right side of the roadway. The vehicle then collided head-on with a tree bordering the roadway.
Tunstall was unrestrained at the time of the crash. She suffered fatal injuries as a result and was pronounced deceased on scene by the West Feliciana Parish Coroner’s Office. Impairment is unknown at this time. A toxicology sample was obtained from Tunstall and submitted to the Louisiana State Police Crime Lab for analysis. This crash remains under investigation.