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.

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