A Bossier City woman lost her life last week after the vehicle she was driving traveled off the road and struck a large tree in Franklin Parish.
Shortly after 9:30 a.m., Troopers from Louisiana State Police Troop F responded to a crash that occurred on LA Hwy 135. The initial investigation by State Police revealed, 78-year-old Gladys Newsome of Bossier City was driving a 2013 Nissan Rogue south on LA Hwy 135. For reasons still under investigation, the Nissan traveled off the roadway and struck a large tree.
Newsome, who was unrestrained at the time of the crash, was transported to a local hospital where she later succumbed to her injuries. A passenger inside the vehicle, who was also unrestrained, was taken to a local hospital with injuries.
Routine toxicology samples were obtained and will be submitted for analysis. This crash remains under investigation.
In 2019, Troop F has investigated 32 fatal crashes resulting in 37 deaths.