On Monday, April 5, shortly after 2:00 PM, Troopers from State Police Troop L were dispatched to a two-vehicle fatal crash on LA 10 at the intersection of Wicker Lane in St. Helena Parish.
The crash has claimed the life of 53-year-old Levette Richelle Thomas of Greensburg.
The initial investigation led Troopers to determine that the crash occurred as Thomas was driving a 1996 Chevrolet Pickup northbound on Wicker Lane. For reasons still under investigation, Thomas entered LA 10 directly into the path of a 2002 Mack Truck and Trailer, which had been traveling eastbound on LA 10. The Mack Truck crashed into the driver’s side of Thomas’ vehicle.
Thomas and her front seat passenger, 53-year-old Marie Jackson of Greensburg, both sustained severe injuries in the crash. Thomas was transported to an area hospital, where she was pronounced deceased shortly after her arrival. Jackson was transported from the scene by Acadian Air-Med to North Oaks Hospital, where she remains in critical condition. The driver of the Mack Truck was properly restrained and uninjured in the crash. Thomas was also properly restrained. Jackson was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash.
Impairment is not suspected to have been a factor in this crash.