ST. AMANT — A Maurepas woman was killed in a single-vehicle wreck on La. 22 in Ascension Parish near the Amite River Diversion Canal, Louisiana State Police reported Thursday.
Sheri N. Luke, 36, of Maurepas, was a passenger in a 2004 Lincoln Town Car that ran off the highway shortly before 9:45 p.m. Wednesday near the canal, troopers said in a news release.
The westbound car veered left, went into a ditch and hit several trees. Luke was not wearing her seat belt and suffered fatal injuries, troopers said.
The driver, Jean-Eric Sebastian Siau, 22, of Maurepas, who was not secured by a seat belt, was taken to Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center in Baton Rouge for treatment of serious injuries, troopers said.
Troopers do not know why Siau drove off the highway. Impairment is not suspected as a factor in the crash, troopers said.